PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt's Mass Notification System

Public Service Announcement

 December 4, 2017 – Metchosin, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy

Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property

Invasive plants such a broom and gorse and encroaching coniferous trees negatively impact military training areas at CFB Esquimalt.  In order to improve and restore military training areas and habitat for rare native plants, 6.6 hectares of invasive and encroaching plants have been removed at the Department of National Defence’s Rocky Point property.  Large piles of material were created and are scheduled for controlled burning.  Pile burning will occur over approximately four days between December 1 and December 22, when weather conditions and the Ventilation index are favourable.  It is expected that considerable smoke will be generated during this process.

 

Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System

November 29, 2017 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence / Royal Canadian Navy

The monthly test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System will take place on December 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. for approximately one minute.

Residents may hear sirens and verbal messages from speakers mounted on tall poles in Dockyard, Naden and Work Point in Esquimalt.  Due to a variety of environmental factors including temperature, humidity and wind direction it may be possible that the sirens will be heard in neighbouring municipalities.

Because CFB Esquimalt covers a large area, this system will be an invaluable tool during an emergency for communicating important information to base employees, contractors and those visiting our facilities.

During the monthly tests two tones plus a message will be used - the ‘test tone’ (alternating tone), a message in English and French and the ‘all clear’ tone (similar to Westminster chime).  Audio files are available on the Maritime Forces Pacific website.

Routine one minute tests will take place on a monthly basis at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

Associated Links

http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/about/structure-marpac-units.page click on MNS tab

www.facebook.com/EsquimaltBase

Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property

Invasive plants such a broom and gorse and encroaching coniferous trees negatively impact military training areas at CFB Esquimalt.  In order to improve and restore military training areas and habitat for rare native plants 6.6 hectares of invasive and encroaching plants have been removed at the Department of National Defence’s Rocky Point property.  Approximately 17 piles of material were created and are scheduled for controlled burning.  Pile burning will occur over approximately six days between October 16 and November 30, when weather conditions and the ventilation index are favourable.  It is expected that considerable smoke will be generated during this process.

Contact
Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs
Phone: 250-363-4006
Email: cfbesquimalt@outlook.com
After
Hours: 250-888-6775

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am