Emergency Alerts


Sign up to receive Emergency Alerts from The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. Please see below for details about How This Service Works and our Privacy Statement.

The province issues an Emergency Alert to provide recommended immediate actions to protect citizens, their families and others when there is an imminent threat to life, public safety or property.

Subscription Method
Select the subscription method(s) in which you wish to receive Emergency Alerts.
Enter your email address in the Contact Information section.
Complete all three fields in the Contact Information section. You are required to enter an email address in order to receive an email message to confirm your subscription. You will not receive email Alerts if you did not sign up for them.

Contact Information

​​Important information our SMS text service

Freedom Mobile Subscribers

Before receiving emergency SMS Text Messaging from us, you must first activate the email to text service. Learn how to activate email to text service for Freedom mobile subscribers.

Why is my service provider not listed?

There are over 200 hundred service providers within Canada and the US. We have chosen the most common service providers that have email to SMS gateways.Some Canadian service providers that currently DO NOT offer an email to SMS gateway include:

  • Mobilicity
  • Chatr Wireless

How This Service Works

After you subscribe you will receive an email message from warnings@ontario.ca to confirm your subscription.


Click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Red Alerts email. You cancel your subscription to SMS text messaging by texting "unsubscribe" from your mobile device to askofmem@ontario.ca or by contacting us.

Notice Of Collection

The personal information that you have provided will enable us to send government news to your e-mail address. You will not be placed on any mailing list, other than the one you've subscribed to that will send you government news based on your preferences. Your information will not be released to any third party, except as may be authorized by law. The authority for obtaining this information from you complies with section 38(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions regarding privacy and your personal information, please contact us. For more information on protecting your personal information, please visit Government of Ontario Privacy Statement.