All residents and visitors are advised that the District of Tofino conducts monthly testing of the Cox Bay, Mid-Chesterman, and North Chesterman Beach outdoor warning sirens (a.k.a. tsunami sirens) on the first Friday of each month at 11:00 am, at the same time our One Call Now emergency alert system via phone is tested.
The purpose of monthly testing is to ensure that our notification systems are in working order and to engage the community in emergency preparedness.
Siren testing will sound like this:
“This is a test of the emergency warning system. This is only a test. “
— Westminster Chime (10 sec) —
“Test of the emergency warning system is complete. This has only been a test.”
For testing purposes, the Westminster Chime is used because it is the all-clear tone used in emergency warning systems around the world.
District of Tofino will be testing the One Call Now emergency alert system at the same time as the outdoor warning sirens. Testing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on the first Friday of each month in order to ensure our notification systems are in working order, and to engage the community in emergency preparedness