Emergency Notification Testing

May 04, 2022

May 4, 2022

Emergency Notification Testing

With Another Fire Season Approaching, the District of Lillooet and the Lillooet Tribal Council will be testing the Voyent Alert! Emergency Notification Service

On Thursday May 5th, the District of Lillooet along with the Lillooet Tribal Council will be conducting a test of the Voyent Alert! Emergency Notification Service. The purpose of the test is to get residents thinking about what they will need to do in the event of an emergency and to familiarize them with what an emergency alert would look and sound like.

Unlike AlertReady, Canada’s federal alerting system, Voyent Alert! can deliver alerts via voice calls on land lines, and email, an important consideration for more rural communities where cell service is not always available. The service also provides additional information such as maps, a resident’s distance and direction from an event as well as information regarding road closures, recommended evacuation routes, or locations of emergency shelters.

The service is free, easy to use, and anonymous. It is used to alert residents during times of crisis and to provide critical information about actions they should be taking.

Fire season is just around the corner, and both the District and the Tribal Council strongly encourage residents to register for the service if they have not already done so.

To register you can go to your Apple App Store or Google Play store and download the free Voyent Alert! application. Simply download and install the app and follow the instructions on the screen.

Residents can also register to receive alerts via text, email, or as a voice call. Go to register.voyent-alert.com and follow the instructions on the screen.

If you lack access to Internet, feel free to contact the District of Lillooet at (250) 256-4289 and assistance can be provided.