Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergencies can happen when you least expect it, but being informed, building a kit, and making a plan will help keep you and your family safe. Learn more about Emergency Preparedness at the Canadian Government page here: https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

The Altona Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 8th to help you learn how to be prepared, including how to make a 72-Hour Emergency Kit. They will also be giving away two kits!

On Wednesday, May 8th, the Outdoor Warning Siren will have its annual test. The Siren will be activated for four (4) minutes at 1:55 pm as a test to ensure the equipment is working properly.

The Altona Emergency Warning Siren may be activated when Altona is threatened by any hazard. The siren is to alert those individuals outdoors of a possible emergency, and to seek shelter immediately. When the Emergency Warning Siren sounds for longer than 30 seconds, tune into CFAM 950 AM on your radio to find out what the threat is, and how to protect yourself.

Outdoor sirens are an effective method of outdoor notification, however should not be relied upon for early warning for individuals indoors. It is highly recommended for each home and business to have other means to receive warnings and notifications such as emergency all hazard radios, cell phone notifications, and commercial radio broadcasts.

The Emergency Warning Siren will continue to be tested daily at 12:00 noon for a few seconds.