If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you.
Whitehorse Alert is our free, emergency mass notification system. It’s designed to quickly communicate time-sensitive information about events like fires, evacuation orders, road transportation emergencies or earthquakes.
Once registered for this service, it is important that you keep your account information up to date to ensure you receive all alerts that may affect you. This system is only as effective as the information entered.
Click on the image below to register today! If you would like more information or require assistance with creating an account, please email us at email@example.com.
If you're visiting Whitehorse, you can sign up to receive emergency broadcast alerts for seven days by simply texting the keyword whitehorsealert to 67283.
Please read our important safety documents:
Indicated locations are referenced for residents that lack the ability to evacuate the area on their own, or with friends and neighbours. Once an Evacuation Order has been issued for a designated location, transport will be arranged to stop at each Assembly location to pick up any residents that require transportation to a reception centre. These areas are not suitable for residents to drive to and park / leave vehicle as the area would quickly become congested. The transport vehicle(s) will return as often as required, and safety able to do so.
Assembly location dos:
- Go quickly to the nearest Assembly location if you need a ride;
- Let someone know that you have safely arrived at the Assembly location; and
- Bring important documents and medications.
Assembly location dont's:
- Bring more belongings than you can easily carry yourself;
- Bring pets that aren't in a crate / container; and
- Bring a vehicle or congregate on the road.
- Arkell, Logan and Ingram
- Baranov Trailer Court / Crocus Glen
- Benchmark Trailer Court
- Canyon Crescent
- Copper Ridge
- Cowley Creek
- Eagle's Eye and Raven's Ridge
- Falcon Ridge Place
- Fox Haven - Pine Ridge
- Hidden Valley
- Hospital - F.H. Collins
- Kopper King Trailer Court
- Kulan Industrial
- Lobird Trailer Court
- MacPherson and Forestview
- MacRae Industrial
- Marwell Industrial
- Mary Lake
- Mount Sima Industrial
- Porter Creek
- Range Point
- Spruce Hill
- Squatter's Road
- Whistle Bend
- Whitehorse Copper
- Wolf Creek
- Yukon Energy
- Yukon Gardens
- Yukon University
We have adopted a location technology called what3words to help find people in distress. what3words has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and given each square a unique what3words address. In the event of an emergency, users can identify exactly where they are by opening the app and reading the corresponding three words to an emergency responder. For more information, visit what3words.com.
A plan designed to provide guidance to the Emergency Operations Centre personnel, Mayor and Council where circumstances indicate that actions may be required to protect the life and health of residents and visitors. This document includes evacuation routes.
A guiding document to provide the earliest possible coordinated response in order to protect the community.
This handbook supports the existing Emergency Response Plan, and is intended to provide guidelines for quick communication to Whitehorse residents and visitors during an emergency.
The Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy aims to reduce wildfire risk within the City of Whitehorse, through a 4-year action plan.
A HIRA enables an organization to improve their overall resiliency.