The Public Alerting System (PAS) is a way for the Regional District to communicate important information to the most people in a short amount of time. When emergencies like severe weather, floods or wildfires happen, all registered contacts in that area will receive texts, voice calls or emails with public safety notifications and evacuation alerts and orders.
Everyone! The PAS is free to all those living, working and visiting the Regional District.
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The PAS is used by the Regional District to deliver notifications of emergency situations, and evacuation alerts and orders.
Alert Ready is used by the federal and provincial governments and only in the most urgent, large-scale situations when there is an immediate threat to life.
Alert Ready delivers alerts through television, radio and LTE-connected and compatible wireless devices. This service is not subscription-based and is sent to all compatible devices within a geographically targeted area.
At the moment, the PAS is only used for events that take place in the rural or electoral areas of the Regional District. The Regional District is working with these municipalities on a joint program, with the possibility of them joining the PAS in the future.
PAS users own their accounts and their information in the system. Accounts are self-administered and users can update their own contact information or delete their accounts if they no longer wish to receive notifications.
The PAS' security standards meet those of online banks and information is never shared without permission or used for any other purposes. Contact the Regional District’s General Manager of Corporate and Legislative Services (FOI Head) at FOI@rdffg.bc.ca or 250-960-4400 with questions on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the PAS.