Test of the BC Emergency Alerting System. March 21, 2018 at 1:55PM



On Wednesday, March 21 at 1:55PM, Emergency Management BC conducedt a test of the BC Emergency Alerting System. This is part of a Canada-wide system – Alert Ready – that allows government officials to issue public safety alerts through major television and radio broadcasters. This system will only be used during large-scale disasters or emergencies where loss of life is imminent and possible.

Please note that wireless alerts will NOT be tested at this time. Testing of wireless alerts will begin in May 2018. Learn more about wireless public alerts in BC and Alert Ready.