Learning more about the types of emergencies that may impact our region ensures that you, your neighbourhood, and your community are better prepared.
Major emergencies can cause one or more communication systems to fail. In the event of a major emergency, public information will be available through the following means of communication:
Local radio 95.7 Sun FM and 90.1 CJMP
Social media twitter @EmergencyPRREP
Community Notification System designed to spread important messages by phone, email or text message. There is no guarantee of the message being sent or that it will be delivered.
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.
Government officials developed a specific list of the types of alerts that are considered a threat to life and should be “broadcast immediately” on television, radio and wireless devices. More information can be found on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) website.
While Alert Ready is a Federally and Provincially led initiative, qathet Regional District will strive to notify you of significant incidents which hit closer to home. These could include notifications regarding storms, fires, power outages, or boil water advisories. However, please note that the Wireless Public Alert (WPA) will take precedence over notifications you will receive from qathet Regional District, as required by the CRTC.
It is everyone’s responsibility to plan for personal safety and disaster recovery. Our region has limited emergency resources. In a major disaster, there will be delays in receiving emergency help. A well-prepared neighbourhood will be better able to help those in need.