City to use mobile devices to notify citizens of emergency situations

City to use mobile devices to notify citizens of emergency situations


April 6, 2018 – Alert Ready
will launch across Canada giving jurisdictions the ability
to send out wireless public alerting to every phone that is LTE capable
in Calgary, Alberta or Canada Almost 95% of Albertans have
a smartphone within reach so we will be able to push a message
to those phones in critical circumstances if you look in Alberta last year
in the whole province there were 16 critical alerts sent out 9 were related to fire, 5 were related
to severe weather and 1 was an Amber Alert so it’s not something that we’re going
to be hitting your phone with a lot because you don’t get an option
whether you get the message or not if your phone is on
and it’s in an area where LTE is accessible
you will get the message we ask you to continue,
or consider downloading the Alberta Emergency
Management App (also) it’s a great system and Alberta
has been (in) the lead and this will continue
to push us forward

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