Final public review: Draft version 2.0 of the National Public Alerting System Common Look and Feel Guidance document

The National Public Alerting System (NPAS) Common Look and Feel (CLF) Working Group has recommended updates to version 1.2 of the CLF document, to include guidance on the behavior of wireless devices when displaying NPAS emergency alerts.

To encourage public review and feedback before final publication, draft version 2.0 of the CLF Guidance document has been posted here for a 11-day review period, ending 5:00 p.m. EDT March 26, 2018 : https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/mrgnc-prprdnss/npas/clf-en.aspx

CLF 2.0 Draft Comment Period

A draft of the revised CLF Guidance Document 2.0 which includes the new specifications for Wireless Public Alerting (WPA) has been posted for public review and comment.  The CLF is referenced in the CRTC’s 2017-91 (para. 44) as being responsible for setting out specifications, policy decisions, and recommended practices associated with the National Public Alerting System (NPAS).  This comment period will end on March 2nd.

CLF 2.0 Draft – Public Review

 

 

Wireless Public Alerting announcement

April 6, 2017 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today directed all wireless service providers to implement a wireless public alerting system on their LTE (long-term evolution) networks by April, 2018.

This system will allow emergency management officials, such as fire marshals and police agencies, to warn Canadians on their mobile devices of dangers to life and property. The alerts will be sent to mobile devices connected to LTE networks, which are available to over 97% of Canadians.

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