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Media Advisory – TEST fire calls – TESTS CONCLUDED

Today’s fire-hall alerting tests by E-Comm successfully concluded at 1530hrs.

Today, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 between the hours of 0830hrs and 1500hrs, E-Comm technical specialists will be conducting multiple TESTS of a new fire-hall alerting system in anticipation of a change-over later this month. Tests are scheduled to end at 1500hrs but may be shortened or extended. Newsrooms will be advised when the tests have concluded.

The easiest way to recognize a TEST call is it will be broadcast over the air in an automated, computerized voice. In addition, TEST calls are NOT broadcast on dispatch channels.

TESTS will be conducted for halls in New Westminster, Delta, Port Moody, Richmond, Vancouver and Squamish. Some paging tests will be conducted for the Sunshine Coast.

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For more information contact:

Jody Robertson
Corporate Communications
604-640-1342