On November 25, 2020, at 1:55 p.m., the wireless public alerting system will send out a test alert across Alberta. During the test, an alert sound will go off on compatible cellphones with a message letting the cellphone user know that the sound is part of a test, and there is no need for concern. If the cellphone is switched off or on silent mode, there will be no sound, but a banner will be displayed and the phone may vibrate even if the phone is in silent mode. To hear what sound to expect during the test, visit www.alertready.ca and click on the box at the bottom of the page that says – “play alert tone.”
Please note that this test alert will take place during the school day.
To learn more about wireless public alerting in Alberta, visit http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/content/about/wireless.html