Emergency notification test: October 11

October 6, 2017

Emergency notification test: October 11

As part of its commitment to emergency communication, Strathcona County will issue a test alert (SC Alerts) to over 10,000 subscribers during Fire Prevention Week on October 11, 2017.

The test alert will be delivered according to subscribers’ notification preferences of text, email and/or phone. The annual test is done to make sure the system is functioning as intended and to verify procedures. 

The SC Alert system sends emergent, significant and time-sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County. Residents will get alerts that include, but are not limited to:

  • shelter-in-place and evacuations
  • information about immediate threats to safety and well-being of County residents
  • water bans and restrictions
  • fire bans
  • snow route parking bans

Since launching in January 2014, Strathcona County has issued over 100 SC Alerts to subscribers.

Recipients of the test SC Alert are asked to complete a short survey about their experience and views of the SC Alert system. Survey responses will be used to review and improve the system, where needed. The survey is available online, or by calling 780-410-8550. The survey closes October 18, 2017.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergent, significant and time sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County by visiting www.strathcona.ca/scalerts or by calling 780-410-8550. For important tips on emergency preparedness, including fire safety tips, visit www.strathcona.ca/getprepared

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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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