RDCK Emergency Notification System Test/Emergency Preparedness Week May 5 - 11

Regional District of Central Kootenay
By Regional District of Central Kootenay
May 6th, 2024

In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 5-11), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be conducting its annual TEST of the Emergency Notification System on Tuesday, May 7th at approximately 2:00 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 notification 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 that residents update their account with accurate location information. Please take this opportunity to log in to the system and double check your details: www.rdck.ca/notifications.

“We encourage all RDCK residents to sign up for emergency notification alerts to ensure they are receiving accurate and current information, “said Dan Séguin, RDCK Manager of Community Sustainability. “Now, before an emergency occurs, is the time for all residents to prepare by updating their emergency plans and making grab and go kits for each member of the family.”

The City of Nelson, which also uses Voyent Alert! as their Emergency Notification System, will also be running a TEST earlier 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:

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