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RDCK Emergency Notification System Test

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RDCK Emergency Notification System Test

Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7

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Nelson, BC:  In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 1-7), the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be conducting its annual TEST of the Emergency Notification System on Tuesday, May 3rd at approximately 12:00 pm. Anyone registered with the RDCK’s Emergency Notification System, will receive a TEST notification via mobile phone (text), email, landline call, or Voyent Alert! app, depending on which option you chose when you signed up.

Emergency Preparedness Week, a national awareness initiative that has taken place every year since 1996, is an opportunity to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency.

If you are new to the area, or have not yet signed up for emergency notifications, please go to www.rdck.ca/notifications. To ensure you receive important emergency information relevant to your location it is imperative residents update their account with the most accurate location information. Please take this opportunity to login to the system and double check your details www.rdck.ca/notifications.

“We encourage all residents throughout the RDCK to sign up for our emergency notification system to ensure they are receiving the most accurate and up to date information, “ said Chris Johnson, RDCK Manager of Community Sustainability. “Now is the time for all residents to prepare for emergencies by updating their emergency plans and prepare grab and go kits.”

The City of Nelson, which also uses Voyent Alert! as their Emergency Notification System, will also be running a TEST the same day. 

Everyone has a role to play in an emergency and Emergency Preparedness Week is a great opportunity for residents to take action:

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, water services and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit www.rdck.ca.

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   For further information, please contact:For media enquiries:
   Chris Johnson    Manager of Community Sustainability    Regional District of Central Kootenay    Tel: 250.352.1530    Email: cjohnson@rdck.bc.ca  Dan Elliott Communications Coordinator Regional District of Central Kootenay Tel: 250.354.5476 Email: delliott@rdck.bc.ca    

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