SC Alert system temporarily unavailable

June 16, 2015

Due to unexpected technical issues, the Strathcona County Alert (SC Alert) system is currently unavailable. Strathcona County is working with the vendor to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

“We take the safety of our residents very seriously,” says Fire Chief Iain Bushell. “We are working to resolve this issue. While the alert system is temporarily unavailable, residents can still access timely information via our website, social media, and if necessary, through the Alberta Emergency Alert system.”

A full listing of emergency notification channels is available online at www.strathcona.ca/notification

The Strathcona County Alert System (SC Alerts) sends emergent, significant and time sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County to voluntary subscribers. Subscribers can choose to receive messages through the following options: home phone, work phone, cell phone, email and text messages.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Media Inquiries:

For interview requests, please email emergencyinfo@strathcona.ca and provide reporter contact information and timelines.