RDCK Emergency Notification System Test
April 28, 2022
Nelson, BC: In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be conducting its annual TEST of the Emergency Notification System on Tuesday, May 3rd at approximately 12:00 pm. Anyone registered with the RDCK’s Emergency Notification System, will receive a TEST notification via mobile phone (text), email, landline call, or Voyent Alert! app, depending on which option you chose when you signed up.
Emergency Preparedness Week, a national awareness initiative that has taken place every year since 1996, is an opportunity to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency.
If you are new to the area, or have not yet signed up for emergency notifications, please go to www.rdck.ca/notifications. To ensure you receive important emergency information relevant to your location it is imperative residents update their account with the most accurate location information. Please take this opportunity to login to the system and double check your details www.rdck.ca/notifications.
“We encourage all residents throughout the RDCK to sign up for our emergency notification system to ensure they are receiving the most accurate and up to date information, “ said Chris Johnson, RDCK Manager of Community Sustainability. “Now is the time for all residents to prepare for emergencies by updating their emergency plans and prepare grab and go kits.”
The City of Nelson, which also uses Voyent Alert! as their Emergency Notification System, will also be running a TEST the same day.
Everyone has a role to play in an emergency and Emergency Preparedness Week is a great opportunity for residents to take action:
- Sign up to receive RDCK Emergency Notifications or login to update your set locations
- Get a “grab an go” kit
- Make a home emergency plan
- Plan for your pets
- Plan for where you will go if you need to evacuate
- Learn more about emergency preparedness
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