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

Public Service Announcement.

Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System 

March 31, 2021 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

The monthly test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System will take place on April 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

Residents may hear sirens and verbal messages from speakers mounted on tall poles in Dockyard, Naden and Work Point in Esquimalt. 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.

Because CFB Esquimalt covers a large area, this system will be an invaluable tool during an emergency for communicating important information to base employees, contractors and those visiting our facilities.

During the monthly tests, two tones plus a message will be used - the ‘test tone’ (alternating tone), a message in English and French and the ‘all clear’ tone (similar to Westminster chime). Audio files are available on the Maritime Forces Pacific website.

Routine one-minute tests will take place on a monthly basis at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

Media Contacts
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs
Phone: 250-363-4006
After Hours: 250-888-6775



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