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


Public Service Announcement

Monthly Test of CFB Esquimalt’s Mass Notification System

November 28, 2018 – 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 5, 2018 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.


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. 

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

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:30am