Public Alerting systems Testing – July 12, 2022

The Municipality of Kincardine owns, operates, and maintains nine public alerting sirens within three kilometers of the Bruce Power nuclear generating station. The sirens are meant to alert the public of an incident at the Bruce Power site.

July 12th there will be testing Kincardine Alert (RAVE) which will have everyone who has signed up so far receive a message in some form that we are running a test to ensure  systems are performing as intended. This system is meant for everyone in the boundaries of the municipality of Kincardine ( you can sign up here https://www.getrave.ca/smart911/ref/login.action?pa=kincardine )

What to do if you hear the public alerting sirens.

In the unlikely case of a nuclear incident, you will be notified through public alert systems, such as a telephone call, text, email, or sirens. If this happens, follow these three steps – Go, Listen and Follow:

· Go inside your home and turn on your radio, television, or computer.
· Listen to the media reports.
· Follow the instructions provided by the provincial government and your emergency management notification systems.

As with any emergency, remember to stay calm.

Public Alerting Sirens are tested annually in July for up to three minutes at full volume.

The test is to confirm the activation and the function of the Public Alerting Sirens.

The Public Alerting Sirens are part of the notification system for those within three kilometers of Bruce Power site.

The system is activated by the Municipality of Kincardine on behalf of the Bruce Power and the Province of Ontario.

The public alerting sirens are an important part of emergency preparedness.