Alert Ready - Emergency Alert System
|Record #: CWD0037||Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016||Last Full Update: 13 May 2016|
|Description (Service)||A system that delivers critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. Alerts will include events such as: tornadoes or other natural disasters * train derailments * fires, including wild, industrial, uban and forest * biological, including chemial, radiological or water contamination * information alerts such as frost warnings * environmental * hazardous or explosive materials * terrorist threat * civil emergency, animal danger, amber alerts, missing persons or emergency responder disruption
Enables Canadian government officials at the federal, provincial and municipal level to issue all types of public safety messages through media companies so that the public can take immediate action and stay safe
See website for a list of alerts and how the alert may sound when issued * also provides information on emergency preparedness
|Public Comments||As of March 31, 2015 cable and satellite companies, radio stations, over-the-air television stations and video-on-demand services in Canada are required to broadcast or distribute alerts that represent a threat to life or property.
Campus, community and native radio and television broadcasters as well as radio communication distributors will have an additional year to begin broadcasting alerts.
|Hours||Mon-Sun 24 hrs|
|Application||Visit website for information * to receive alerts, listen to radio or access a television|
|Languages||English ; Alerts will be sent out as per the official language requirements of each jurisdiction or agency. At the discretion of the issuing government authority, alerts can made available in additional languages. Distribution of alerts in additional languages will be up to the individual television, radio, cable or satellite operator.|
|Address and Location|
|Located In Community||Ontario|
|Physical Access||Not Applicable|