Emergency alerts are broadcast on TV, radio, and cell phones to provide urgent public safety information during life-threatening emergencies. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 1:55 p.m. (PST), Emergency Management BC conducted a test of the BC emergency alert system.
During the test, the public heard an alert tone and received the following message on radio, TV and compatible cell phones:
This is a TEST of the BC emergency alert system, issued by Emergency Management BC. This is ONLY A TEST. In an actual emergency, this message would contain instructions to help keep you and your community safe. Learn more about how, when and why emergency alerts are issued in BC at www.emergencyinfobc.ca/alert. This is ONLY A TEST. No action is required.
Do not call 9-1-1 for additional information about the test. Using 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls could delay help for people experiencing real emergencies.
Emergency alert test feedback
The public is now invited to provide feedback on the emergency alert test by completing the following survey:
- English: https://peasi.com/emergency-alert-test-survey.html
- French: https://peasi.com/enquete-de-test-dalerte-durgence.html
Learn more about:
Understand emergency alerts in B.C.
Do you know how, when, and why emergency alerts are issued during emergencies? Visit Emergency Alerts in B.C. to learn more about:
- When you’ll receive an emergency alert
- Know the kinds of emergencies that may prompt an emergency alert
- What to do if you receive an emergency alert
- Know the actions to take, including how to assess if an alert message applies to you
- Why emergency alerts may be received outside the intended warning area
- Know how cell towers broadcast emergency alerts and why this may result in message overreach