Emergency notification test: October 10

October 4, 2018

Emergency notification test: October 10

Strathcona County will issue a test Strathcona County Alert (SC Alerts) to over 11,000 subscribers during Fire Prevention Week on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

The test alert will be delivered according to subscribers’ notification preferences of text, email and/or phone. The annual system-wide test alert will allow Strathcona County to ensure all subscribers receive notifications. Subscribers are encouraged to log into their profile to ensure contact information and priority of alert message delivery (example: text first, then home phone) is correct.

The SC Alert system sends emergent, significant and time-sensitive 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
  • fire and water bans and restrictions
  • snow route parking bans

Since launching in January 2014, Strathcona County has issued over 150 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. The survey is available online, or by calling 780-410-8550. The survey closes October 18, 2018.

In addition to SC Alerts, Strathcona County uses a variety of ways to alert residents including social media, the website, news media and Alberta Emergency Alerts which includes wireless public alerting. This allows the County to achieve maximum reach with residents.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to receive emergent, significant and time sensitive emergency alerts affecting Strathcona County or by calling 780-410-8550.

Important tips on emergency preparedness, including fire safety tips

More information about Strathcona County Alert System

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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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595