Trials of CFB Esquimalt’s mass notification system extended

While the system tests conducted from Feb. 2 to 6 were successful, further adjustments are required

  • Feb. 26, 2015 7:00 a.m.

More trials trials of CFB Esquimalt’s recently installed mass notification system will take place Wednesday (March 4), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While the system tests conducted from Feb. 2 to 6 were successful, further adjustments are required in order to ensure that the sound levels are audible to base personnel and minimize the impact on nearby residents, said a statement from the base.

Residents might hear a series of sirens and verbal messages from speakers, mounted on tall poles in the Dockyard, Naden and Work Point in Esquimalt.

Due to a variety of environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction it is possible that the sirens will be heard in neighbouring municipalities.

After these final trials are completed the system will be tested at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month starting April 1.