CAP-CP Event References 1.0

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Title:

CAP-CP Event References

Description:

List of event names and associated event code references for use with the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP).

Date:

<ADD FINAL DATE>

Version:

1.0

Replaces:

Beta 0.5

Owner

Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management (SOREM)

Official Website

www.CAP-CP.ca

Change Management Process

SOREM - Canadian Emergency Management Communications Specification (CEMCS) – Change Management Process (CMP)

Associated Documents:

  1. CAP-CP Rules
  2. CAP-CP Location References
  3. CAP-CP Location References Annex

Reference Standard

OASIS - Emergency Data Exchange Language - Common Alerting Protocol (EDXL-CAP) version 1.2

Version Control

Version

Approval Date

Author

Change Description

1.0

TBD

CAP-CP 1.0 Specification Committee established by the SOREM Federal/Provincial/
Territorial (FPT) Interoperability Working Group (IWG)

This is the first version managed to the Canadian Emergency Management Communications Specifications (CEMCS) Change Management Process (CMP).

Changes to the CAP-CP Event References over the Beta versions include:

  • Updated wording for sections 3 through 9
  • Improved wording for sections 10.
  • The addition of one new Tier 1 Event (Fog), the addition of four new Tier 2 Events (cold, heat, dam breach and dam overflow)
  • French translation changes (animal feed, wildfire, landslide and plant infectious disease
  • Two Tier 2 Events (“AMBER alert” changed to “AMBER” and “silver alert” changed to “silver”).
  • Copyright change.  

Purpose of this Document

This document presents the current and complete list of event name and event code references that are recognized for use in CAP alerts as part of the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). Rules associated with this reference list can be found in the associated CAP-CP Rules document.

This document is managed and versioned independently of the CAP-CP Rules document and the CAP-CP Location References document so that it is not dependent on updates to either documents, and is not subject to update each time the others are updated. This approach limits the scope of CAP-CP updates to each of the rules, locations or event references, and supports more specialized focus of the participants to the change management process.

The event list is all encompassing, evergreen, and may be broader than a specific community of practice may wish to support. With this in mind, Canadian communities of practice may wish to identify and use subsets of the list for very specific purposes or systems. For example, the SOREM public alerting “broadcast immediately” list is a subset of the CAP-CP event references list.

Copyright

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The CAP-CP 1.0 Specification Committee requires users of the CAP-CP Canadian Profile to make reference in their documentation to the Standard title listed in the title block above, the version of the Standard, and reference the official web site where the Standard resides www.cap-cp.ca.

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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.

Official versions are available at www.CAP-CP.ca.

Terms

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

CAP-CP 1.0 Specification Committee

The Specification Committee membership may include both voting and non-voting members. A Chair and Vice-Chair shall be selected from the committee’s voting membership with a Secretary selected from either group.

Voting Representation

Organizations with voting oversight of this document included the following:

Non-Voting Representation

Organizations overseeing the process used to manage this document included the following:

Acknowledgement

The Specifications Committee gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following people in the preparation of this CAP-CP document.

Other CAP-CP Documents

The entire CAP-CP is defined by three documents, all of which can be found at www.CAP-CP.ca. The other two documents are titled as follows:

Additionally, the following Annex is supported:

CAP Event References Overview

Event References in a CAP message are optional and are left to the issuing authority to manage. In CAP-CP the event reference list is managed by the CAP-CP Working Group as a means to formalize a list of event codes for all CAP-CP practitioners within Canada in order to standardize on the list for consistency across partners.

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}

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

profile:CAP-CP:Event:1.0

Event List

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

Tier I events typically refer to a class of events; Tier II events refer to specific 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”, “Geo”, “Health” and “Transport”. The associations found herein are suggested, but not definitive.

Originators are encouraged to use Tier II selections whenever applicable. Tier I references are better suited to events which do not have a specific Tier II selection.

The event list is presented in six 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.

The sixth column identifies the CAP categories to which the event may be associated. eventCode and category values, listed and shaded in the table below, are computer based codes that are used as given, irrespective of language.

Appendix A

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(S)

ENGLISH

FRENCH

ENGLISH 

FRENCH

administration

administration

   

admin

Other

air quality

qualité de l’air

   

airQuality

Env, Health, Geo,
Met, Transport

animal health

santé animale

   

animalHealth

Health

"

"

animal disease

maladie animale

animalDiseas

Health

"

"

animal feed

nourriture pour animaux

animalFeed

Health

aviation

aviation

   

aviation

Transport

notice to airmen

avis aux aviateurs

notam

Transport

airspace closure

fermeture de l’espace aérien

airspaceClos

Transport

airport closure

fermeture d’aéroport

airportClose

Transport

aircraft crash

écrasement d’avion

aircraftCras

Transport

civil

civil

   

civil

Security

civil emergency

crise civile

civilEmerg

Security

"

"

public event

événement public

civilEvent

Security

"

"

volunteer request

demande de bénévolat

volunteer

Other

criminal activity

activité criminelle

   

crime

Security

dangerous person

personne dangereuse

dangerPerson

Security

"

"

home crime

crime à domicile

homeCrime

Security

"

"

industrial crime

crime industriel

industCrime

Security

"

"

retail crime

crime dans des points de vente au détail

retailCrime

Security

"

"

terrorism

terrorisme

terrorism

Security

"

"

vehicle crime

crime touchant un véhicule

vehicleCrime

Security

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

feu de forêt

forestFire

Fire

flood

inondation

   

flood

Met

"

storm surge

onde de tempête

stormSurge

Met

 

high water level

niveau élevé des eaux

highWater

Met

overland flow flood

inondation par ruissellement

overflood

Met

flash flood

crue éclair

flashFlood

Geo, Safety

dam overflow

débordement de barrage

damOverflow

Infra, Safety

   

dam breach

rupture de barrage

damBreach

Infra, Safety

fog

brouillard

   

fog

Met, Transport

geophysical

géophysique

   

geophysical

Geo

"

"

avalanche

avalanche

avalanche

Geo

"

"

earthquake

tremblement de terre

earthquake

Geo

landslide

mouvement de sol

landslide

Geo

magnetic storm

orage magnétique

magnetStorm

Geo

"

"

tsunami

tsunami

tsunami

Geo

meteorite

météorite

meteor

Geo

lahar

lahar

lahar

Geo

lava flow

coulée de lave

lavaFlow

Geo

pyroclastic flow

coulée pyroclastique

pyroclasFlow

Geo

pyroclastic surge

nuée ardente

pyroclaSurge

Geo

volcano

volcan

volcano

Geo

volcanic ash cloud

nuage de cendres volcaniques

volcanicAsh

Geo, Transport

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 and drug supply

approvisionnement en aliments et médicaments

foodSupply

Health

"

"

hospital

hôpital

hospital

Health

"

"

infectious disease

maladie infectieuse

infectious

Health

ice

glaces

   

ice

Met

"

ice pressure

pression des glaces

icePressure

Met

"

rapid closing of coastal leads

fermeture rapide de chenaux côtiers

rpdCloseLead

Met

"

special ice

conditions particulières des glaces

spclIce

Met

marine

maritime

   

marine

Met, Transport

freezing spray

embruns verglaçants

freezngSpray

Met

gale wind

coup de vent

galeWind

Met

hurricane force wind

vent de la force d’un ouragan

hurricFrcWnd

Met

Iceberg

iceberg

iceberg

Met, Transport

marine security

sécurité maritime

marineSecure

Transport

nautical incident

incident nautique

nautical

Transport

special marine

incident maritime particulier

spclMarine

Met

squall

grain

squall

Met 

storm force wind

vent de tempête

stormFrcWnd

Met

strong wind

vent fort

strongWind

Met

waterspout

trombe marine

waterspout

Met

missing person

personne disparue

   

missingPer

Rescue

AMBER

AMBER

amber

Rescue

missing vulnerable person

personne vulnérable disparue

missingVPer

Rescue

silver

silver

silver

Rescue

other

autre

   

other

Other

plant health

santé végétale

   

plant

Other

plant infectious disease

maladie végétale infectieuse

plantInfect

Other

preparedness reminders

rappels 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

emergFacil

Infra, Safety

emergency support services

services de soutien d’urgence

emergSupport

Infra, Safety

school bus

autobus scolaire

schoolBus

Infra

school closure

fermeture d’école

schoolClose

Infra

school lockdown

confinement 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

fermeture de pont

bridgeClose

Transport

"

"

roadway closure

fermeture de route

roadClose

Transport

"

"

roadway delay

retard de circulation (routier)

roadDelay

Transport

"

"

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

"

"

blizzard

blizzard

blizzard

Met

"

blowing snow

poudrerie

blowingSnow

Met

"

"

dust storm

tempête de poussière

dustStorm

Met

"

freezing drizzle

bruine verglaçante

freezeDrzl

Met

"

freezing rain

pluie verglaçante

freezeRain

Met

"

hurricane

ouragan

hurricane

Met

"

rainfall

pluie

rainfall

Met

"

thunderstorm

orage

thunderstorm

Met

"

snowfall

chute de neige

snowfall

Met

"

"

snow squall

bourrasque de neige

snowSquall

Met

"

"

tornado

tornade

tornado

Met

"

"

tropical storm

tempête tropicale

tropStorm

Met

"

"

winter storm

tempête hivernale

winterStorm

Met

"

"

weather

météo

weather

Met

temperature

température

   

temperature

Met

"

"

arctic outflow

poussée d’air arctique

arcticOut

Met

"

"

cold wave

vague de froid

coldWave

Met

"

"

cold

froid

cold

Met, Health

"

"

flash freeze

gel soudain

flashFreeze

Met

"

"

frost

gel

frost

Met

"

"

heat wave

vague de chaleur

heatWave

Met, Health

"

heat

chaleur

heat

Met, Health

"

"

high heat and humidity

chaleur et humidité accablantes

heatHumidity

Met, Health

"

"

wind chill

refroidissement éolien

windchill

Met

test message

message test

   

testMessage

Other

utility

utilité publique

   

utility

Infra

"

"

cable service

service de câblodiffusion

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

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