Be Alert Ready

Alert Ready is a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. Emergency alerts are distributed on radio, TV and now, most recently ,on compatible wireless devices to help ensure the public has the critical information they need in emergencies to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.

Only authorized government agencies can issue alerts. A specific list of the types of circumstances in which alerts would be used was developed that focused on situations that were considered a threat to life and property. These include fire, natural disasters, biological threats, hazardous materials, and environmental disasters.

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