Sign up for City of Burlington’s new emergency alert service

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Published April 4, 2022 at 10:32 am

Burlington residents can sign up for the City’s new alert system to receive early notification of a community emergency.

“A notification system like Alert Burlington can mean the difference between disasters and temporary disruptions,” said Burlington Fire chief Karen Roche.

“In the event of a community emergency, the messages will instruct subscribers on their next steps, whether it is to shelter in place, evacuate or actions you can take to protect you and/or your home.”

Notifications will be sent to anyone who has subscribed and is within the affected area. The alert may be received as a text, email, or phone message, in one of several different languages, depending on your communication preferences.

“Alert Burlington is another way our team can help keep you and your loved ones safe during emergencies and disasters,” said Amber Rushton, the City’s Community Emergency Management Coordinator.

“The safety of our community is very important to us, and this is an additional tool that we encourage residents to register for. By signing up for Alert Burlington, you will receive live safety messages and critical incident updates to better guide you, your family, and your neighbours during an emergency/disaster.”

Here are a list of the most likely emergencies to be faced by Burlington residents:

  • Cyber Attacks
  • High Wind Events
  • Winter Weather Events
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) Events
  • Urban Flooding Events
  • Fires or Explosions
  • Electric Energy Hazards
  • Erosion
  • Transportation Emergencies (road and rail)

For more information about Alert Burlington, emergency preparedness or to register, visit the city website.

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