Emergency alerting system to be tested on Wednesday NEW BRUNSWICK — Alert Ready, the national emergency alert system, will be tested on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, by media broadcasters in New Brunswick. The system is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. It is tested periodically.
Alert Ready was developed nationally in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment Canada and the broadcast industry to enhance emergency preparedness and response in times of crisis. The test will take place on television and radio. Following an audible alarm, the following information will be presented by television on a red background or broadcast by radio: “This is a test of the National
Public Alerting System issued by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency or threat, you would now hear instructions that would assist you to protect you and your family. This is a test only, no action is required.”