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Emergency Alert system being tested today

04-May-2011

As part of the City of Saint John’s Emergency Preparedness Week activities, the local Emergency Management Organization (SJEMO) is testing the Emergency Alert system.

If you are registered to receive emergency notifications, you should receive a phone call, text message and/or email today.

Emergency Alert provides a direct link between the City’s EMO and its citizens in case of an emergency, from boil water orders to evacuations or orders to shelter-in-place. Citizens must register to receive the alerts, which can come at any time of day or night – just like an emergency.

To subscribe to Emergency Alert, visit saintjohn.ca/emergencyalert.

Emergency Alert is part of the Sentinel Systems suite Saint John EMO uses to manage emergencies. It also includes a command module to facilitate the coordination and management of an emergency, as well as a risk assessment module that allows EMO partners to evaluate risks to the City of Saint John. The live test taking place today is part of 2011 Emergency Preparedness activities.

To learn more about Emergency Alert and Saint John EMO, visit saintjohn.ca/emo or call 648-3725.