Posted: October 12, 2017
Please be advised, that the mid-Chesterman warning siren will be activated today, October 12th from 1pm-2pm for system optimization purposes. During this time we will be testing a number of different tones and functions of the siren.
The intent of this siren installation is to expand the audible warning coverage for the North & South Chesterman Beach areas.
The purpose of the outdoor warning sirens is to provide notification to vulnerable outdoor areas, such as beaches. There are many factors that affect the audibility of the sirens, in particular, structural barriers (built and natural). For this reason, sirens are not the best means of notification for people in their homes.
There are a number of different localized emergency notification methods that are better suited to people in their homes; including:
- One Call Now (text, phone, and email) system;
- Social media @TofinoEmergency, @TofinoCA, District of Tofino Facebook;
- District news letter subscription list (Sign up at www.tofino.ca);
- Weather radio, local radio (90.1FM); and
- Door-to-door contact with your neighbours.
In addition, there are a number of Provincial, Federal, and International emergency notification methods available for subscription: @NWS_NTWC, @PreparedBC, @EmergencyInfoBC, Emergency Info BC, http://ntwc.arh.noaa.gov, and www.weather.gc.ca.
For comments or questions, please contact:
Keith Orchiston, Emergency Program Coordinator
District of Tofino
250-725-3229 ext. 708