Don’t be alarmed if you hear loud sirens going off in Montreal today.
At 2 pm several factories will set off their warning sirens for the public as part of a test coordinated by the Centre de sécurité civile de Montréal.
“This exercise will verify the proper working order of the equipment in place and the state of readiness of all the interveners in case of an emergency. It will also be the perfect opportunity to remind residents of the actions to take in the event of a real major industrial accident,” said the City in a statement.
The testing will take place at the following factories between 2 and 3 pm today:
- Pêcherie Atlantiques distribution centre –Metro Richelieu inc. division
- Montréal meat and frozen products distribution centre – Division Metro Richelieu inc. division
- Indorama PTA Montréal S.E.C. (IVPTA)
- Suncor’s Montréal sulfur factory
- Molson Coors
- Labatt Breweries of Canada
- Saputo inc. –Saint-Laurent and Saint-Léonard complexes
- Parmalat Canada Inc.
According to the City the following boroughs will hear the siren noise:
- The towns of Côte Saint-Luc, Montréal-Est, Montréal-Ouest and Mont-Royal
The warning sirens will sound for 3 minutes at each factory.