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Wireless Public Alerting

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Alerting continues to evolve and find new ways to provide alerts to Canadians. Effective April 6th 2018, the most serious alerts will go directly to wireless devices (compatible smartphones, some tablets, and potentially other electronics) in an impacted area. Wireless Public Alerting (WPA) marks a significant change in the way the public will receive alert messages. This short alert message will be the first indication of a serious emergency event and compliments other alert distribution methods such as radio/TV and social media.

The first planned national wireless public alert test is scheduled for Wednesday May 9th at 1:55 p.m. during Emergency Preparedness Week. For more information see the link below.