Public Awareness Test Schedule

Manitoba EMO issues emergency alert test messages on the Alert Ready system yearly. The next emergency alert test message will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 1:55 PM. 

The purpose of the test is to validate all components of the system and fix any issues to ensure it will work properly during an actual emergency. By running these tests, we also get valuable information and feedback that will help improve the system. This also gives the CRTC an opportunity to continue to assess the effectiveness of compliance of the broadcasters.

The timing of the alerts prior to the end of the hour is a nationally agreed upon practice based on feedback and recommendations from the radio, cable and satellite television broadcasters with respect to the delivery of their radio and television programming. All participating Provinces and Territories across Canada utilize this end of hour time slot for issuing test alerts.

During the emergency alert test message on both radio and television, the public will hear the Alert Attention Signal, followed by the test message.

On compatible wireless devices, the emergency alert test message will begin with the Alert Attention Signal, a distinct vibration, and then an Emergency Alert banner will display followed by this message on the screen:
“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.”

The test message policy and the schedule for Broadcast Immediate test alerts are available at

Your feedback is important to us and will assist in improving the Manitoba Emergency Alerting Program. If you heard/saw an alert complete an Emergency Alerting Feedback Form.