Alert Ready Test November 17, 2021

On November 17, 2021, provincial and territorial emergency officials with the exception of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, conducted tests of Alert Ready, Canada’s National Public Alert System. These alerts were sent via radio, television, LTE compatible wireless devices, and other third-party emergency alert products such as Alertable. The one-way broadcast nature of most Alert Ready […]

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Alertable Events: Lightning

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, outside the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us know […]

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Alertable improvements to Heat Warnings

The summer of 2021 has started out with record high temperatures and heat warnings across the country.  With this increase in high temps comes dangers for those who work outside and those indoors who lack air conditioning. Environment Canada uses a fairly complicated set of criteria to determine when the temperatures in a region of […]

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Alertable Events: Beach Closures

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). npas.ca/cap-cp/  This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, including the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us […]

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Celebrate Pride without Comprising Safety!

What is Pride Month? Photo credit: UCalgary Celebrated across the country every June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a time to celebrate people of all sexual and gender identities, accepting people for who they are. Yet, there is much more to Pride Month than just parades and parties. Pride Month is a time to remember the […]

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Use technology to conduct head counts in a fraction of the time and with greater accuracy

Accounting for staff when emergencies happen in the workplace can be cumbersome, confusing and sometimes inaccurate depending on the situation. Most organizations rely on manual procedures and pen and paper to account for staff at assembly points, which can be error prone and inefficient. Unintentionally marking someone present when they were not or not marking […]

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How to stop getting AMBER Alerts on my Cell Phone

What is an AMBER alert?  An Amber alert occurs when a child, or adult with a proven mental or physical disability, is abducted and at risk of harm.  These alerts are sent through our national alert system,  Alert Ready, and are broadcast through television, radio and LTE smartphones.  The goal of an AMBER alert is […]

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Important Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Current status of vaccinated Canadians: This report was last updated on May 14, 2021 with data up to and including May 8, 2021. Photo credit: Government of Canada What is a vaccination? Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases, before they come into contact with them. It uses […]

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Alert Ready Test May 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021, provincial and territorial emergency officials across Canada, with the exception of Nunavut, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the Northwest Territories, conducted tests of the Alert Ready system. These alerts were sent via radio, television, LTE compatible wireless devices, and other third-party emergency alert distribution channels such as Alertable. The one-way […]

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The Different Uses of Alertable: A Case Study

Alertable is a way to save time and money sending emergency, community and workplace notices and alerts.  It allows you to send notifications simultaneously to landline phones, smartphones, computers, tablets, TV, radio, home smart speakers, roadway signage, digital display boards, community sirens and more.   While Alertable is often used for emergency alerts, it is a […]

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