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


Public Service Announcement

Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System 

CFB Esquimalt to utilize Mass Notification System for B.C. Shakeout


October 15, 2018 – Esquimalt, B.C. – Department of National Defence /Royal Canadian Navy


The local Defence Team will participate in the upcoming Great B.C. Shakeout by utilizing the Mass Notification System (MNS) on October 18, 2018 for two minutes beginning at 10:18 a.m.


The audible siren will sound much like that of an emergency vehicle and will last approximately one minute.  A short voice message will accompany it.


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


Audio files are available on the Maritime Forces Pacific website.


Associated Links click on the MNS tab



October 4, 2018 – Metchosin, B.C. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy


Burning at DND’s Rocky Point Property


The Department of National Defence will be burning debris piles at the Rocky Point property in Metchosin throughout fall of 2018.  Up to 25 piles of tree and shrub debris will be burned over approximately 10 days between October 1 and November 31. Burning will be conducted when weather and ventilation conditions are favourable. Noticeable smoke will be created during burning.  


Debris piles have been created through management of vegetation, including Scotch broom, gorse, and small conifers.  Vegetation management is necessary in order to maintain military training areas, protect habitat for species at risk, and reduce fire hazard. 

 Associated Links click on MNS tab

Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Public Affairs
Phone: 250-363-4006
Hours: 250-888-6775

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am