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Reminder! City to send notifynow test message Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.

For immediate release: December 3, 2018 - 11:45am
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The City of Saskatoon's Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) will send residents of Saskatoon a notifynow test message on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

In the event of a city-wide emergency or one affecting only one city block, the notifynow emergency notification system can provide residents with timely, trusted and targeted public safety messages. notifynow messages can be used to let you know what to do, where to go and what to expect if there was an impending, escalating or occurring emergency situation in Saskatoon.

What residents should know about the notifynow test this Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m.

  • if you have a publicly listed phone number, you are automatically in the notifynow emergency notification system
  • the notifynow test message will clearly indicate ‘this is a TEST message’
  • notifynow is a free service; but remember, we can’t reach you if your information is not up-to-date
  • notifynow emergency safety messages can be sent to you by text, voice recording, email or through TTY numbers
  • you can choose to receive notifynow messages for up to five addresses i.e. your child’s school, parents address etc.
  • if you have an unlisted or not publicly available phone number, have just moved to Saskatoon, or do not have a landline, you will need to sign-up at saskatoon.ca/notifynow and customize your communication profile to tell us how you prefer to be contacted by notifynow

The Emergency Measures Organization tests the notifynow mass notification system twice yearly to familiarize Saskatoon residents with how a notifynow message sounds, and to help be better prepared to respond appropriately in a real emergency situation. Testing the notifynow system also helps to assess the accuracy of the resident database.

The notifynow emergency notification system supports the City of Saskatoon’s Strategic Goals of Continuous Improvement and Quality of Life; EMO uses the notifynow technology to serve and connect with residents, keeping health and safety a top priority every day.

Visit saskatoon.ca/notifynow to sign-up, tell us how you want to be contacted and to learn more, or call 306-975-3210