The province issues a Red Alert to provide recommended immediate actions to protect citizens, their families and others when there is an imminent threat to life, public safety or property.
When is a Red Alert issued?
Red Alerts are coordinated by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management and can be requested by Community/Ministry Emergency Management Coordinators or issued directly by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre.
Some situations in which a Red Alert may be issued include:
- Large fire or explosion
- Chemical leak or spill
- Nuclear emergency
- Transportation accident