With the growing threat of natural and man-made disasters, it is critical that Canada maintain modern reliable systems to the alert the public of pending danger in order to save lives and protect property. But is public alerting a right or privilege? Are our systems up-to-date or are we falling behind our international partners? Who has the onus to issue alerts and who should bear the responsibility to distribute the alerts? With many public (CRTC, Industry Canada, Public Safety Canada, provincial and municipal authorities, first responders) and private sector organizations (broadcasters, telcos, mobile operators, utilities) involved, how do we connect all the pieces and maintain a dynamic and overarching emergency alerting strategy? How are the emergency alerts being received by Canadians and how can they add their voices to the alerting process to turn alerting from a monologue to a dialogue? Emergency Communications is a multi-faceted hotbed of activity including TV and Radio Broadcast Intrusive Alerts, Wireless Emergency Alerts, Tsunami Warnings, Amber Alerts, Campus Alerts, social media and more. Understanding, educating and synchronizing public alerting strategies are all key to protecting Canadians during times of disasters.
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