Emergencies can happen at any time and it is important to know the potential risks in the region. Take the necessary precautions to be prepared and protect yourself and those you care about.
Personal and Family Preparedness
In the event of a disaster, you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers time to get to you as they help those in desperate need. Visit the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website for details on creating a 72-hour Emergency Kit.
We can lessen the impact of any emergency or disaster by knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency and by having our emergency kits ready.
The Province of Alberta has a public warning system that can be used to warn of severe weather conditions and to advise the public of actions to take in the event of an emergency. This system can be activated by local authorities and will broadcast important information throughout the region by television, radio, website, twitter and Facebook . News Release dated 23 August 2011 – New Alberta Emergency Alert System
In addition to the warning system, Alberta Environment provides a public advisory and warning system for high water conditions in both the river and creeks. In the event that stream levels are forecast to be significantly higher than normal an advisory and/or warning will be released by Alberta Environment as well as posted on their website.
Each year, more and more dangerous goods are moved across Canada by road, rail, water and air. These shipments range from industrial chemicals to manufactured goods and, while indispensable to our modern way of life, they can pose a threat to public safety if not handled safely.
Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate is the focal point for Canada’s national program to promote public safety during the transportation of dangerous goods.
Since the general public is entitled to be aware of the safety and mitigation measures Transport Canada has put in place to ensure public safety, they have prepared kits, containing safety awareness material developed by the TDG Directorate that could be of help. In this kit, you will find handouts and safety advisories that could be important to the general public. Please click here to obtain further information.