On, Tuesday, May 5th, 2020, at approximately 3:40 PM, the Sarnia Police Service responded to a call involving suspected firearms. The City of Sarnia  activated its MyCNN public notification tool and notified the immediate community of the possible threat in the area and to shelter-in-place.

This notification was sent to 4324 citizens covering a 3 kilometer radius from the intersection of Lasalle Line and Scott Road. Also included were all media outlets, surrounding Business, Industry and the Sarnia Primary Control Group.  The MyCNN notification was sent via a phone call, text message and email.

For those receiving the shelter-in-place message, we have been informed that it was found to be very beneficial. This also allowed Industries and Businesses to initiate Lock Down procedures to keep their staff safe. 

We encourage citizens to sign up for MyCNN to receive alerts about emergencies and other important community notices.

This system provides critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as tornado warnings, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

In addition to your home phone, you can add mobile phones, e-mails and/or text messaging to be included from both the Emergency Alert and Community Notification System. You can also choose the order in which you receive the notification. Be advised that some cell phone plans may charge for text and calls.

This system allows the City to easily communicate with you in a variety of ways, but will only work with your participation. Help us to keep you informed. Sign up today! https://www.sarnia.ca/notifications/

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For further information, please contact:

Ron Realesmith, City Emergency Management Coordinator for MyCNN

ron.realesmith@sarnia.ca or 519-344-8861 ext. 5206

Andrea Lane, Customer Service Manager

andrea.lane@sarnia.ca or 519-332-0330 ext.3231