Public Awareness Test Schedule

Manitoba EMO conducts Public Awareness Tests on the Alert Ready system up to a maximum of five times per year. The schedule is planned in November for the following year.

The 2018 test dates are:

  • March 21 at 10:55 a.m. CANCELLED
  • May 9 at 1:55 p.m. (NOTE: This will also include the first wireless public alerting test message)
  • June 20 at 10:55 a.m.
  • September 19 at 1:55 p.m.
  • December 19 at 3:55 p.m.

During the test, the public will hear this alert on both radio and TV, followed by the message:

Hear a test alert.

“This is a test of the Alert Ready national public alerting system issued by the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization. This is only a test. If this had been an actual emergency or threat, you would now hear instructions that would assist you to protect you and your family. This is only a test, no action is required.”

These tests are critical to ensure there are no issues with the system prior to an actual emergency.