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Emergency Preparedness

Disasters impact people first. They start in our communities. In people’s homes and places of work. The first call for help goes to municipal services, and then as the situation becomes more severe, different orders of government come to help. As more control of the situation occurs, the layers of government that stepped in to help, begin to step back until it returns to where it started, at the individual level.

The 2023 Preparedness Survey of Albertans found that despite a slight increase in preparedness actions when compared to 2022, Albertans were still unprepared for disruptions in 2023. Many feel they lack the information and resources needed to take action to reduce their risk.

The results of this annual survey are a shared responsibility for all of us. By working together, we can increase our knowledge and reduce barriers to preparedness.

Government of Alberta Emergency Preparedness Educational Materials

  1. Hazard preparedness - includes multiple pages dedicated to hazards in Alberta with preparedness tips and 60 second video clips that are sharable on social media including:
  2. Build an emergency kit – is our most popular page and includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness 
  3. Pet Preparedness – includes tools and materials to help keep pets safe and comfortable, before, during and after an emergency
  4. Farm animals and livestock – includes tools and materials to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if you need to shelter in place or evacuate
  5. Raise awareness in your community – includes tools and materials for communities to raise awareness, including info on emergency preparedness week, #PrepareYourSelfie campaign, and 60 second videos that are sharable on social media
  6. Make an emergency plan – includes an emergency preparedness guide, tips on how to communicate during an emergency and information relating to pets, children and a guide for people with disabilities
  7. Emergency preparedness – includes hazard info and general emergency preparedness information including shelter-in-place and evacuation fact sheets 

Contact Us

Saddle Hills
Junction of Hwy 49 & Secondary Hwy 725
RR1, Spirit River AB
T0H 3G0
T. 780-864-3760
Fax 780-864-3904
Toll-free 1-888-864-3760

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