Canada Testing Public Safety Alert Network Next Week

During the May 7 and May 9 tests, every compatible mobile device connected to an LTE (long-term evolution) network in the targeted provinces and territory will receive the test alert. They also will be distributed on TV and radio in the same regions.

Test alerts will be sent on May 7 and May 9 throughout Canada on compatible mobile devices and on television and radio as the country's broadcasters conduct a nationwide public alerting test during Emergency Preparedness Week, which is from May 6 to 12.

During the tests, every compatible mobile device connected to an LTE (long-term evolution) network in the targeted provinces and territory will receive the test alert. They also will be distributed on TV and radio in the same regions.

Since April 6, 2018, all wireless service providers must distribute public emergency alert messages on their LTE networks. The public alerting tests are an opportunity for Canadians to become familiar with how public alert messages will be delivered to their mobile devices, including the tone and vibration cadence that will distinguish them from regular text messages. The alert messages will be identified as tests and will not require Canadians to take steps to secure their safety.

The May 7 test involves Ontario and Quebec. The remaining provinces and territories will be besting on May 9.

Canadians may be required to acknowledge receipt of the emergency alert in order to allow for their wireless device to resume normal functioning. If they cannot acknowledge the alert, the alert sound and vibration will continue for 8 seconds.

Public Safety Canada is the lead department responsible for emergency management and coordinates the development of policies for public alerting with federal, provincial, and territorial stakeholders.

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