BC emergency alerts

Last updated on November 15, 2023

BC emergency alerts are broadcast on TV, radio, and cell phones to provide urgent public safety information during life-threatening emergencies. 

Testing the system 

What to expect during emergency alert system tests.

Past issued alert data

Find details on all emergency alerts issued this year.

What to do

Simple steps to follow if you receive an emergency alert.

How alerts work

Learn how the alerting system works and who uses it.

Operational guidance

Operational information, templates and guidance are available on local government emergency operations page and Indigenous communities emergency operations page.


During an emergency, check with your local authority for more information or visit Emergency Info BC. For non-emergency questions, contact EMCR. The Alert Ready site provides additional information.