PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt's Mass Notification System

Public Service Announcement

CFB Esquimalt to utilize Mass Notification System for B.C. Shakeout

October 15, 2019 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence /Royal Canadian Navy

The local Defence Team will participate in the upcoming Great B.C. Shakeout by utilizing the Mass Notification System (MNS) on October 17, 2019 for two minutes beginning at 10:17 a.m.

The audible siren will sound much like that of an emergency vehicle and will last approximately one minute.  A short voice message will accompany it.

Due to a variety of environmental factors including temperature, humidity and wind direction it may be possible that the sirens will be heard in neighbouring municipalities

Audio files are available on the Maritime Forces Pacific website.


Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System 

October 2, 2019 – Metchosin, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy 

The Department of National Defence, in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, will be burning debris piles at the Rocky Point property in Metchosin.  Up to 15 piles of tree and shrub debris will be burned over approximately 20 days between Oct. 2 and Nov. 30. Burning will be conducted when weather and ventilation conditions are favourable. Noticeable smoke will be created during burning.   

Debris piles have been created through management of vegetation, including Scotch broom, gorse, and small conifers.  Vegetation management is necessary in order to maintain military training areas, protect habitat for species at risk, and reduce fire hazard.  

Associated Links click on MNS tab


Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs

Phone: 250-363-4006


After Hours: 250-888-6775







Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am