Emergency Alert Test Takes Place Monday

Emergency Alert Test Takes Place Monday

Emergency Alert Test Takes Place Monday

The CRTC continued to say that "the officials responsible for these tests at Emergency management organizations and at Pelmorex are looking into it and we are continuing to monitor the situation".

There was no signal in Quebec and it was being blamed on a space that was incorrectly included in the coding.

Emergency Management B.C. said last month alerts will initially be issued for tsunami threats only, but the province is considering future expansion of the Alert Ready system to include other hazards and emergencies. The rest of Canada is scheduled to receive test alerts on Wednesday.

Officials botched the first widespread test of Canada's new emergency public alerting system on Monday, blaming a technical glitch for the shaky rollout of the system created to deliver emergency alerts over LTE wireless networks to compatible mobile devices.

The test will come through compatible mobile devices and tablets, as well as through television and radio.

Depending on the settings, users with compatible devices connected to LTE networks, you'll hear a sound similar to a signal of an ambulance, or will feel the vibration for eight seconds.

The test alert will emit a loud noise, that may startle students.

However, the wireless alert for mobile phones will only go out once per year during Emergency Preparedness Week in the first week of May.

The alerts will contain instructions for a safe response and are broadcast automatically at no cost to wireless users.

The test aims to familiarize the public with receiving mobile messages for emergencies like amber alerts or tornado warnings.

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As well, the emergency alerts are not text, or SMS, messages, but are distributed using what's known as cell broadcast technology. In Ontario only some phones received the message.

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