Rapid Notify Alerting System
The North Shore is a safe place to live however, a serious emergency event affecting ones health and safety can happen anywhere and at any time.
The North Shore municipalities are three of a few municipalities in the Lower Mainland maintaining an emergency notification system. The Rapid Notify emergency notification system is designed to notify as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, by telephone. The system works by automatically phoning homes and businesses in an affected area with a specific message. The message is delivered in a simple and clear format by voice. All calls are generated and tracked by computer to make sure every number is called - more than once if necessary.
This alerting system is one tool that can be used to notify the general public in the event that emergency messaging needs to be conveyed. Other tools including going door-to-door (if applicable), in a patrol car or fire vehicle using a public address system, alerting the media (radio, TV, internet), and social media.
The system can call each number up to two separate times, a few minutes apart, until a connection is made. So if you don't hear one call, there'll be another. If you are not home, your answering system will record the message.
Contact information in the Rapid Notify system is completely confidential and has been obtained from the emergency services database of listed telephone numbers.
Rapid Notify is funded by Canexus as part of their Responsible Care Program. It is a cooperative effort between Canexus and public safety authorities in your municipality - including Police, Fire, Ambulance, and the North Shore Emergency Management Office.
In addition, a self-registration feature allows individuals to self-register landline (listed and unlisted), cell phone, e-mail, SMS, and pager information. This information will be added to our database. Just click on the Rapid Notify Logo on the left hand side of this page.
Signing up for Rapid Notify is free however, you may be charged by your cell phone provider for incoming calls, text messages (premium), and/or data. Please contact your cell phone service provider to inquire about the cost.
Note: All of your information is secure and stored off-site in the U.S. through Rapid Notify. You have the opportunity to opt-in and opt-out of the self-registry at any time.
Please Read Before Completing Self-Registration Form
RAPIDNOTIFY Self registration form is for North & West Vancouver residents & businesses only. Other municipality registrations will be VOID
1. You must complete all fields marked with a red *
2. City field must be written in full e.g. North Vancouver or West Vancouver
4. Full postal code is required without spaces/dashes e.g.V7L2N4
5. No dashes/ dots/spaces in phone numbers. Area code required e.g. 6049697000
6. An email notification will be sent to your email to verify your registration. You must verify or your registration will be void.
If you do not fill out this form correctly, your registration is VOID
References & Links
- Rapid Notify Emergency Notification System Frequently Asked Questions
- Rapid Notify Self-Registration Trouble-Shooting Guide and FAQs
- Rapid Notify Introduction - Video
- Rapid Notify