Alert Ready test scheduled for 1:55 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday

Alert Ready test scheduled for 1:55 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday
The province says it will be conducting a test of emergency alert to wireless devices Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. Pacific Time.

Another national test will take place Wednesday of the Alert Ready system on radio, television and compatible wireless devices.

At 1:55 p.m. Pacific Time, British Columbians with compatible wireless devices will get a message reading: “This is a TEST of the British Columbia Emergency Alerting System, issued by Emergency Management British Columbia. 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. For further information, go to:  This is ONLY a TEST. No action is required.”

The province says to receive alerts, mobile phones must be connected to a cellular network, be alert compatible, be within the alert area and have the latest software available.

During the test, an alert will also be broadcast on radio and television stations.

To find out if your device is alert compatible, the province says you can go to

British Columbians can also take part in an online survey to help officials determine the reach of the Alert Ready test.

For tips on preparing for an emergency plan and what to have in an emergency kit, you can go to


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