Red Alerts


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.

How is a Red Alert Issued?

Red Alerts can be distributed through:

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