CAP-CP Event References 0.3A

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Purpose of this Document

This document identifies the specific alert event references to be used, in order to satisfy the requirements of the Common Alerting Protocol - Canadian Profile (CAP-CP). 

This document is versioned independently of CAP-CP rules included in the CAP-CP Introduction and Rule Set document, since it applies directly to the business of public alerting rather than the specifics of XML formatting. The event list is expected to be updated more frequently than the rule set which addresses the CAP-CP position on CAP formatting and structure.

Authors

The principal authors of this document are listed below in alphabetic order:

Copyright

Copyright  2010. This document may be reproduced, without charge or request for permission, provided it is reproduced in its entirety and without modification.

Notices

This document and the information contained herein is provided on an "AS IS" basis and the Authors, and their officers, employees or agents DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT THE USE OF THE INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Revision Summary

Revision A: Errors in the event list were corrected.

Other CAP-CP Documents

The entire CAP-CP is defined in this document, and the following two additional documents:

  1. CAP-CP Introduction and Rule Set. This document details the specific requirements, constraints, and recommendations associated with the Canadian Profile of the CAP. It is versioned independently of this document.

CAP-CP Location References. This document details the current versions of the Standard Geographic Classification (SGC) location references supported by CAP-CP. 

To ensure access to CAP-CP by public alerting stakeholders as soon as possible, all three CAP-CP documents are available at the following web sites:

CAP-CP may also be available on other websites. Where there is a difference in versions, the version at www.CAPAN.ca/CAP-CP shall take precedence. New versions shall be created only with the express consent of the authors listed in this document.

Associated Documents and Resources

  1. www.CAPAN.ca/CAP-CP. The CAP-CP website identifies numerous CAP-CP related resources.

Terminology

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in IETF RFC 2119, available at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt

Additional terminology is specified in the CAP-CP Introduction and Rule Set document.

Development of CAP-CP as a National Standard of Canada

The authors of CAP-CP are giving consideration to submitting the Profile to a Canadian standards development organization (SDO) for development as a National Standard of Canada. This, they anticipate, will ensure a recognized process in the decision-making regarding elements of the standard on an initial and ongoing basis, and will also ensure clarity and access to the standard for all public alerting stakeholders. With the formal initiation of the standard development process, the SDO would become the custodian and manager of CAP-CP. 

Event Reference <valueName>

CAP-CP has adopted a URN-like scheme for creating valueNames. Event reference valueNames use the following format:

“profile:CAP-CP:Event:<version number>

As mentioned previously, the versioning of this CAP-CP Event References document is independent of the other CAP-CP documents, to allow them to be revised independently. Where a change is as minimal as the revisions in this document, the version number will not change.

The following <valueName> is defined for this version of the Event References document,

profile:CAP-CP:Event:0.3

Event List

CAP-CP events are identified as belonging to one of two tiers: Tier I or Tier II.

Tier II events are quite specific, while Tier I events refer to a class of events. As an example, “Heat Wave” and “Cold Wave” are Tier II events, within the Tier I class of events titled “Temperature”. Similarly, Tier II “Dangerous Person” and “Home Crime” are within the Tier I class of “Criminal Activity”

We note that Tier I and Tier II events may be associated with one or more CAP categories. As an example, Air Quality may be associated with CAP categories “Met”, “Env”, “Health” and “Transport”.

Originators are encouraged to use Tier II events whenever applicable. Tier I events are better suited to events which do not have a Tier II event, where the more general class term will at least provide a reasonable understanding of the event type. 

The event list is presented in seven columns. The first two columns present the Tier I class of events in English and French. The next two present the Tier II specific events in English and French. The fifth column provides the event code for use in all languages. The sixth column identifies the internationally defined categories to which the event may be associated. The seventh column indicates a recognized agency or working group which has reviewed and commented on the terms being used. 

The values found in the first four columns can be expected to be found in the presentation of the alert to the public, while columns five and six are for system use purposes only.

Column seven indicates whether the naming has been verified by an issuing authority where such authority, or group of stakeholders, has responsibility in this area. The numbers in this column indicate the authority(s) which approved these names, as listed in the Table of Recognized Contributors/Reviewers below.

Event List

TIER I EVENTS

 (includes associated Tier II events)

TIER II EVENTS        

(Included in Tier I event associated with it)

EVENT CODE

APPLICABLE CAP CATEGORY VALUE

CONTRIBUTOR

ENGLISH

FRENCH

ENGLISH  

FRENCH

Administration

Administration

 

 

admin

Other

 

Air Quality

Qualité de l'air

   

airQuality

Env, Health, Geo,
Met, or Transport

1

Animal Health

Santé animale

 

 

animalHealth

Health

 

"

"

Animal Disease

Maladie animale

animalDiseas

Health

 

"

"

Animal Feed

Nourriture animale

animalFeed

Health

 

Aviation

Aviation

 

 

aviation

Transport

 

Notice to Airmen

Avis aux navigateurs

notam

Transport

 

Airspace Closure

Fermeture de l'espace aérien

airspaceClos

Transport

 

Airport Closure

Fermeture d'aéroport

airportClose

Transport

 

Aircraft Crash

Ecrasement d'avion

aircraftCras

Transport

 

Civil

Civil

 

 

civil

Security

 

Civil Emergency

Crise civile

civilEmerg

Security

 

"

"

Public Event

Événement public

civilEvent

Security

 

"

"

Volunteer Request

Besoin de bénévoles

volunteer

Other

 

Criminal Activity

Activité criminelle

 

 

crime

Security

4

Dangerous Person

Personne dangereuse

dangerPerson

Security

4

"

"

Home Crime

Crime contre la propriété

homeCrime

Security

4

"

"

Industrial Crime

Crime industriel

industCrime

Security

4

"

"

Retail Crime

Crime dans les commerces

retailCrime

Security

4

"

"

Terrorism

Terrorisme

terrorism

Security

4

"

"

Vehicle Crime

Crime de véhicule

vehicleCrime

Security

4

Dangerous Animal

Animal dangereux

 

 

animalDang

Security

 

Fire

Incendie

 

 

fire

Fire

 

"

"

Wildfire

Feu de brousse

wildFire

Fire

 

Industrial Fire

Feu industriel

industryFire

Fire

 

Urban Fire

Feu urbain

urbanFire

Fire

 

Forest Fire

Feux de forêts

forestFire

Fire

 

Flood

Inondation

 

 

flood

Met

1

"

Storm Surge

Onde de  Tempête

stormSurge

Met

1

 

High Water Level

Niveau élevé des eaux

highWater

Met

1

Overland Flow Flood

Inondation par ruissellement de surface

overflood

Met

 

Flash Flood

 Inondation soudaine

flashFlood

Geo or Safety

 

Dam Overflow

Débordement de barrage

damOverflow

Infra or Safety

 

Geophysical

Géophysique

 

 

geophyiscal

Geo

 

"

"

Avalanche

Avalanche

avalanche

Geo

 

"

"

Earthquake

Tremblement de terre

earthquake

Geo

2

Landslide

Glissement de terrain

landslide

Geo

 

Magnetic Storm

Orage magnétique

magnetStorm

Geo

 

"

"

Tsunami

Tsunami

tsunami

Geo

1

Meteorite

Météorite

meteor

Geo

 

Lahar

lahars

lahar

Geo

 

Pyroclastic Flow

Coulées pyroclastiques

pyroclasticF

Geo

 

Pyroclastic Surge

Nuées ardentes

pyroclasticS

Geo

 

Volcanic Ash Cloud

Nuage de cendre

volcanicAsh

Geo

 

Hazardous Materials

Matières dangereuses

 

 

hazmat

CBRNE

 

Chemical Hazard

Risque chimique

chemical

CBRNE

 

Biological Hazard

Risque biologique

biological

CBRNE

 

"

"

Radiological Hazard

Risque radiologique

radiological

CBRNE

 

Explosive Hazard

Risque d'explosion

explosive

CBRNE

 

Falling Object

Chute d'objets

fallObject

Safety

 

Health

Santé

 

 

health

Health

 

"

"

Ambulance

Ambulance

ambulance

Health

 

"

"

Blood Supply

Réserve de sang

bloodSupply

Health

 

"

"

Drinking Water

Eau potable

drinkingWate

Health

 

"

"

Food & Drug Supply

Approvisionnement en aliments et médicaments

foodSupply

Health

 

"

"

Hospital

Hôpital

hospital

Health

 

"

"

Infectious Disease

Maladie infectieuse

infectious

Health

 

Ice

Glaces

   

ice

Met

1

"

Ice Pressure

Pression des glaces

icePressure

Met

1

"

Rapid Closing of Coastal Leads

Fermeture rapide de chenaux côtiers

rpdCloseLead

Met

1

"

Special Ice

Spécial des glaces

spclIce

Met

1

Marine

Maritime

 

 

marine

Met, Transport

1

Freezing Spray

Embruns verglacants

freezngSpray

Met

1

Gale Wind

Coups de vent

galeWind

Met

1

Hurricane Force Wind

Vent de force ouragan

hurricFrcWnd

Met

1

Iceberg

Iceberg

iceberg

Met, Transport

 

Marine Security

Sécurité maritime

marineSecure

Transport

1

Nautical Incident

Incident nautique

nautical

Transport

5

Special Marine

Maritime speciale

spclMarine

Met

1

Squall

Grains

squall

Met      

1

Storm Force Wind

Vent de tempête

stormFrcWnd

Met

1

Strong Wind

Vent fort

strongWind

Met

1

Waterspout

Trombe marine

waterspout

Met

1

Missing Person

Personne manquante

   

missingPer

Missing

4

AMBER Alert

Alerte AMBER

amber

Missing

4

Missing Vulnerable Person

Personne vulnérable disparue

missingVulPer

Missing

4

Silver Alert

Alerte Silver

silver

Missing

5

Other

Autre

 

 

other

Other

 

Plant Health

Santé végétale

   

plant

 

5

Plant Infectious Disease

Maladie infectieuse végétale

plantInfect

 

5

Preparedness Reminders

Rappel de préparation

   

reminder

Safety

 

Product Safety

Sécurité des produits

 

 

product

Safety

 

Public Services

Services publics

 

 

publicServic

Infra

 

Emergency Support Facilities

Installations de soutien en situation d'urgence

emergFacility

Infra, Safety

3

Emergency Support Services

Services de soutien d'urgence

emergSupport

Infra, Safety

3

School Bus

Autobus scolaire

schoolBus

Infra

 

School Closure

Fermeture d'école

schoolClose

Infra

 

School Lockdown

Isolement d'école

schoolLock

Infra

 

"

"

Service or Facility

Service ou installation

facility

Infra

 

"

"

Transit

Transport public

transit

Infra

 

Railway

Ferroviaire

   

railway

Transport

 

Train Accident

Accident ferroviaire

train

Transport

 

Rescue

Sauvetage

 

 

rescue

Rescue

 

Roadway

Routier

 

 

road

Transport

 

"

"

Bridge Closure

Pont fermé

bridgeClose

Transport

5

"

"

Roadway Closure

Fermeture de route

roadClose

Transport

4

"

"

Roadway Delay

Retard de circulation (Délai routier)

roadDelay

Transport

4

"

"

Hazardous Road Conditions

Conditions routières dangereuses

rdCondition

Transport

 

"

"

Traffic Report

Rapport de circulation

traffic

Transport

 

"

"

Roadway Usage Condition

État des routes

roadUsage

Transport

 

Motor Vehicle Accident

Accident de voiture

accident

Transport

 

Storm

Tempête

 

 

storm

Met

1

"

"

Blizzard

Blizzard

blizzard

Met

1

"

Blowing Snow

Poudrerie

blowingSnow

Met

1

"

"

Dust Storm

Tempête de poussière

dustStorm

Met

1

"

Freezing Drizzle

Bruine verglacante

freezeDrzl

Met

1

"

Freezing Rain

Pluie verglacante

freezeRain

Met

1

"

Hurricane

Ouragan

hurricane

Met

1

"

Rainfall

Pluie

rainfall

Met

1

"

Thunderstorm

Orages

thunderstorm

Met

1

"

Snowfall

Neige

snowfall

Met

1

"

"

Snow Squall

Bourrasque de neige

snowSquall

Met

1

"

"

Tornado

Tornade

tornado

Met

1

"

"

Tropical Storm

Tempête tropicale

tropStorm

Met

1

"

"

Winter Storm

Tempête hivernale

winterStorm

Met

1

"

"

Weather

Météo

weather

Met

1

Temperature

Température

 

 

temperature

Met

1

"

"

Arctic Outflow

Poussée d'air arctique

arcticOut

Met

1

"

"

Cold Wave

Vague de froid

coldWave

Met

1

"

"

Flash Freeze

Refroidissement soudain

flashFreeze

Met

1

"

"

Frost

Gel

frost

Met

1

"

Heat Wave

Vague de chaleur

heatWave

Met

1

"

"

High Heat and Humidity

Chaleur et humidité accablantes

heatHumidity

Met

1

"

"

Wind Chill

Refroidisse-ment éolien

windchill

Met

1

Test Message

Message test

   

testMessage

Other

 

Utility

Utilité publique

 

 

utility

Infra

 

"

"

Cable Service

Service de câble

cable

Infra

 

"

"

Diesel Supply

Approvisionnement en diesel

diesel

Infra

 

"

"

Electricity Supply

Distribution d'électricité

electric

Infra

 

"

"

Gasoline Supply

Approvisionnement en essence

gasoline

Infra

 

"

"

Heating Oil Supply

Approvisionnement en mazout

heatingOil

Infra

 

"

"

Internet Service

Service Internet

internet

Infra

 

"

"

Natural Gas Supply

Approvisionnement en gaz naturel

naturalGas

Infra

 

"

"

Satellite Service

Service par satellite

satellite

Infra

 

"

"

Sewer System

Réseau d'égouts

sewer

Infra

 

"

"

Telephone Service

Service téléphonique

telephone

Infra

 

"

911 Service

Service 911

911Service

Infra

 

Waste Management

Gestion des déchets

waste

Infra

 

Water Supply

Alimentation en eau

water

Infra

 

Wind

Vent

   

wind

Met

1

 

Table of Recognized Contributors / Reviewers

Reference

Term Contributor: Agency or Group

1

Environment Canada

2

Natural Resources Canada

3

New Brunswick Multi-Agency Situational Awareness System Project Team

4

RCMP New Brunswick

5

Alberta Emergency Management Agency

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