During the week of May 2 to 8, National Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of White Rock is launching the use of a new app residents and visitors can use to get important notices in real time. The City will use “Alertable,” a mass notification system, to send emergency alerts that include fires, floods, severe weather and other hazards.
For information on how to sign up, visit whiterockcity.ca/alertable.
Residents and visitors can also get City information and updates at whiterockcity.ca and through the City’s social media channels at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Alertable is a mass notification system developed by PEASI, a software company based in Calgary. Alertable software is used by communities in Canada for emergencies and day-to-day public notices. PEASI is actively involved in developing industry standards and guidelines for public alerts and notifications in Canada and internationally. These are incorporated into the Alertable software.
About Emergency Preparedness Week
The theme for National Emergency Preparedness Week in 2021 is “Be Ready for Anything.” Prepared BC encourages people to Know the hazards, Gather your supplies and Make your plan.
Fire Chief Ed Wolfe
White Rock Fire Rescue
“The City of White Rock and White Rock Fire Rescue encourage residents and visitors to use Alertable to stay aware and plan ahead. You can use the app to check for closures, restrictions and hazards in advance so you can know before you go. Keep yourself and others informed and up to date with Alertable.”
Mayor Darryl Walker
City of White Rock
“The theme for Emergency Preparedness Week in 2021 is ‘Be Ready for Anything.’ Together, White Rock’s emergency response team—including White Rock Fire and Rescue, White Rock RCMP, City Council and City administration—is ready to respond to keep residents and businesses safe.
The pandemic has shown us that anything can, and will, happen. It’s important for the community to stick together and to help one another. This strengthens our resilience and enhances our ability to respond.”