Sunday, 27 May, 2018

In Canada, testing a new alert system for emergency situations

Cell phone service A test of the Charlottetown Alert System will be conducted this week as part of Emergency Preparedness Week.- File
Wayne Curry | 11 May, 2018, 05:07

The Peace Wapiti School Division is asking parents and caregivers to prepare their children for Wednesday's Wireless Public Alert System test. "And there is not enough hot chocolate in the world to calm me down right now".

Mobile users with the Alberta Emergency Alert app installed may receive a duplicate notification, but the Alberta Emergency Management Agency recommends leaving the app installed as Alert Ready functions as a complimentary service and not a replacement.

In Quebec a typo by programmers prevented success.

Depending on device settings, those with compatible phones connected to an LTE network can expect to hear a tone similar to an ambulance siren or feel a vibration for about eight seconds.

Pelmorex did not respond to questions by deadline about what went wrong in Ontario.

While some users reported they received the alert on their mobile devices, a majority say they did not hear or receive anything at the scheduled time.

The tests are being conducted after the CRTC ordered wireless providers to implement the system to warn of imminent safety concerns such as tornadoes, floods, Amber Alerts or terror threats. Talked a lot about it in the beginning of this year, when the security officer at the Hawaii by mistake sent out a warning about the possibility of fall of the ballistic missiles.

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In Manitoba, the province's Emergency Measures Organization and Environment and Climate Change Canada alone have the authority to issue the alerts.

The test is scheduled for 1:55 p.m.

Unlike SMS text messages, the Alert Ready messages are one-way, operate on a separate channel and are not billed to subscribers.

To confirm whether a mobile device is set up to receive Alert Ready messages, mobile subscribers are encouraged to contact their service providers.

Quebec: 9:55 a.m.

- British Columbia 1:55 p.m.

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