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City now using Alertable app to improve public safety notification

Free app available to download now

Alertable is for anyone, at any stage of emergency preparedness. We encourage people to download the app so they receive alerts with clear and direct instructions on how to stay safe.

Director of Emergency Management Daniel Stevens

December 2 2021 –

We'll use Alertable, a downloadable smartphone app, to provide public safety alerts to local residents, visitors, and commuters when significant local emergencies happen. 

This municipal-level public alerting system will enable timely distribution of information for urgent and severe emergency events affecting the city of Vancouver. The Alertable app is free, and can be downloaded to smart mobile phones, tablets, computers, or smart speakers. 

This app complements our existing methods for notifying the public of emergencies, which include social media, local news media, updates to our website, and door knocking. We may issue alerts for significant emergencies such as major fires and disruptive hazardous materials, where the public needs to take urgent action. 

Learn more and download the Alertable app

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Director of Emergency Management Daniel Stevens

“Staying informed is an essential component of personal emergency preparedness,” said City of Vancouver Director of Emergency Management Daniel Stevens. “Alertable is one of the fastest ways we can reach people. Now, more than ever, we need to be able to deliver important safety information to people in various ways.”

“Alertable is for anyone, at any stage of emergency preparedness. We encourage people to download the app so they receive alerts with clear and direct instructions on how to stay safe,” said Stevens.