City conducting public test of Alert Burlington on December 14, 2023

By Staff

December 7th, 2023



A test of Alert Burlington, Burlington’s public notification system for community emergencies will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.

Subscribers will receive a test notification through the communication methods they have selected. This could be any combination of email, text or phone (voice).

The message will identify that it is a test and no action is required. Subscribers will not be asked to provide any personal information.

Unlike Alert Ready, Canada’s national public alerting system, Alert Burlington does not prompt an alert sound. Notification sounds and pop-ups are based on each devices alert settings.

The purpose of testing the Alert Burlington system is to:

  • Increase awareness of the Alert Burlington system.
  • Remind subscribers to check their account to ensure all information is up-to-date.
  • Confirm the effectiveness and reliability of the alert system to ensure it operates as intended for administrators and users.
  • Remind residents to create and maintain an emergency plan.

Alert Burlington is Burlington’s public notification system for community emergencies. The purpose of Alert Burlington is to keep you informed about local emergencies like floods, gas leaks, and accidents that could put you or your property at risk.

In case of an emergency, Alert Burlington will send you important messages through text, email and/or phone calls on whether individuals in the affected area(s) need to evacuate or shelter-in-place.

Since its launch in 2022, there hasn’t been a need to send out any emergency alerts. However, it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Sign up for this free community alert service by visiting You’ll need to provide your name, address, and contact information.

Robyn Heibert, Community Emergency Management Specialist:  “Annual testing of our local alert system is an important practice that ensures we’re prepared to communicate in a moments notice. We appreciate the cooperation of all of our Alert Burlington subscribers. For those who haven’t signed up for the platform yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s easy to sign up and will ensure that you receive timely instructions on what to do during large-scale emergencies or disasters.”

For information about Alert Burlington, or to subscribe to the free emergency alert service, visit


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