As part of our emergency preparedness exercises at Bruce Power, a full-volume test of the nuclear emergency public alerting sirens will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10:20 a.m.

All 10 sirens, located within three kilometres of the Bruce Power site, will operate simultaneously for a period of about two minutes. The public alerting sirens are part of the communications system used to notify neighbouring residents of a nuclear emergency. This system is operated and maintained by Bruce Power and managed and activated on behalf of the Municipality of Kincardine and the province.

In the event of a nuclear emergency these sirens would be activated and residents should go inside and tune in to the following for more information:

AM radio                      FM radio               TV
CFOS 560       CKNX 101.7    CIBU 94.5       The A Channel
CKNX 920      CIXK 106.5    CFPS 97.9        CKCO TV
CFPS 1490     CKYC 93.7     CIYN 95.5

As part of Bruce Power’s investment into operating safely to the world’s highest standards, we are testing innovative new ways to communicate to our neighbours. This year, we’ve expanded our range of communications to 30-40 km around Bruce Power. As such, we’re testing additional means to communicate emergency information, including the ability to generate a “crawling” message on the cable TV channels of Bruce Telecom subscribers; the ability to temporarily override the programming of myFM in Kincardine, 98 The Beach in Port Elgin and Weatheradio to deliver priority messages. We will also be testing low-power mobile AM radio stations at the Visitors’ Centre and in the Port Elgin to Kincardine areas that are complete with messaging boards and can be heard on 1630 KHz.

As a nuclear operator, Bruce Power takes emergency preparedness seriously. We actively think of some of the most unlikely situations and regularly exercise how we would respond. This is similar to conducting a fire drill with your family but on a much larger scale, involving outside agencies, such as emergency services, the municipality and the province.

Bruce Power is pleased to be a part of your community.

For more information, please contact:
Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre 519-361-7777 or email info@brucepower.com

Roberta Trelford, Kincardine Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator 519-396-2141, ext. 4 or kinfirecemc@bmts.com