Emergency Preparedness UFV Alert Test slated for Oct. 20

UFV Alert Test coming - register now.

UFV Alert Test coming – register now.

At 10:20 on Thursday, October 20 UFV will test UFV Alert: the emergency notification system designed to keep you and the UFV community connected with key information during an emergency or severe weather closure.

During the test, you will receive a message on your phone or device provided you have registered with UFV Alert.

Please sign up or ensure you are registered and your UFV Alert contact information (cell number and email address) is up-to-date by checking here.

If you are on the Abbotsford campus, or in Building A at the Chilliwack campus, you will hear an audio test of the UFV emergency public address system during the drill. No evacuation is necessary.

ShakeOut and UFV Alert – together at last.

The UFV Alert test takes place the same morning as the province-wide earthquake drill: The Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

ShakeOut BC - Oct. 15

ShakeOut BC is a voluntary earthquake drill

At approximately 10:20 am on October 20, UFV staff and students are encouraged to join the hundreds of thousands of people voluntarily participating in this preparedness drill.

During the drill participants should:

  • Drop to the ground
  • Cover under a table or desk
  • Hold On for 60 seconds


Participation is voluntary. For more information on how to participate in ShakeOut please visit The Great British Columbia ShakeOut.

If you have questions about UFV Alert, please contact Dave Pinton, Director of Communications at 604-702-2606 or at Dave.Pinton@ufv.ca.

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