qathet Regional District Upgrades Regional Community Notification System

Powell River, BC – The qathet Regional District (qRD) is upgrading the Regional Community Notification System. The Community Notification System can rapidly circulate critical safety information to help our community stay up-to-date in the event of an emergency.

 

“The qRD has been operating community notification systems for 10 years and over this time the technology has evolved considerably,” said Regional District Chair Patrick Brabazon. “In order for residents to have access to the latest essential information, it is vital the qRD continues to adapt our emergency systems and services.”

 

The upgraded Community Notification System allows the Regional Emergency Operations Centre to send voice messages to phones as well as text messages and emails.

 

The service is free of charge however; residents must register for the system in order to receive emergency notifications. Even if people have previously enrolled, a new registration is required.

 

To register for the Community Notification System, visit qathet.ca/emergency-preparedness, and click the “Enroll Here” button. You will be directed to fill out a registration form. Please contact emergency@qathet.ca for more information.

 

To help our community stay aware and be prepared, we encourage all residents to register for regional community notifications. To learn more about emergency preparedness, please visit qathet.ca.

 

CONTACT:

Ryan Thoms, Manager of Emergency Services

qathet Regional District

#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue

Powell River, BC V8A 2L2

(604) 485-2260

rthoms@qathet.ca