Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 27, 2018

Public Advisory: National Test of Alert Ready to Take Place Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28), provincial and territorial emergency management organizations will be issuing public test messages through Alert Ready, the national emergency alerting system. Newfoundland and Labrador will issue one test message to be distributed over television, radio and to compatible wireless devices at 1:55 p.m. (NST) and 1:25 p.m. in Labrador (AST).

The Alert Ready system was developed with many partners including federal, provincial, and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Pelmorex, the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers. The system enables government authorities to deliver emergency alerts to residents during public safety situations over television and radio since 2015, and to compatible wireless devices since April 2018.

This will be the second live Alert Ready test this year, as the first occurred during Emergency Preparedness Week in May 2018. It is important to note that not all Canadians will receive the test alert on their wireless device. This may occur for a variety of reasons, including device compatibility, lack of a connection to an LTE network, cell tower coverage, device software and settings.

To learn more about the Alert Ready system and to check your device compatibility, visit: external link icon.

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

2018 11 27                              3:00 p.m.