Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere and your best defense is to be prepared. The City of St. Albert has comprehensive emergency management plans and programs in place in order to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all potential hazards including natural disasters and technological or human-caused incidents. Residents can do their part to ensure they are prepared for an emergency, not only within their home but also within their business.
Learn how to Prepare for an Emergency - FREE WORKSHOP
Attend the FREE workshop:
Monday, May 8 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.
St. Albert Public Library, Forsyth Hall
5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
If there was an emergency…
- Do you know what to do?
- Where to go?
If you had to evacuate your home in 10 minutes…
- Do you know what you need?
- Where it is?
Learn how to prepare a Family Emergency Plan, a Grab and Go Kit, and a 72 Hour Basic Emergency Kit. Receive checklists, see examples and begin preparing your own kits! Learn how to identify risks and discover why it’s important to be prepared. Ask questions and talk with the City of St. Albert Emergency Management Coordinator. No registration required.
This Free Workshop on May 8 is being held during Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs May 7 to 13, 2017.
What to do in an Extended Power Outage
Most power failures last for a short time. However, during severe storms or other emergencies they can last for hours, days or even a week or more.
A power outage may leave you without heat, air conditioning, lighting and/or running water. Phone service can also be disrupted.
During a power outage:
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to prevent food from spoiling. Food will remain frozen in a full freezer for 24 to 36 hours if the door remains closed.
- Never use barbecues, camping stoves, propane heaters or generators indoors.
- Ensure you have a crank or battery-powered radio to help you stay informed during an outage.
- Text, don’t talk for non-emergency communications. Data based services are less likely to experience network congestion and you don’t want to tie up the phone lines during an emergency.
For more information including how to reduce the impact of a power outage on you and your family, download the Emergency Preparedness Guide and find the information on page 31 under Step 4 - Know What to Do.
How to Be Prepared for an Emergency
Know the risks that can happen in your area. In Alberta, a tornado can strike quickly, wildfires can threaten communities and heavy rains can cause flash flooding. When an emergency occurs, family members may not be together and could be at school, home or work. It’s important to sit down with your family and make your own emergency plan so that each family member knows what to do if an emergency occurs.
The City of St. Albert has developed an Emergency Preparedness Guide** to help your family prepare for emergencies and disasters. The guide includes sections on understanding the risks, how to make a plan, how to prepare a kit, knowing what to do in an emergency, and knowing what to do after an emergency.
** Please note: this Guide was updated in December 2015 to reflect the new Health Link Alberta phone number.
An emergency pocket guide is also available with local emergency numbers for you to call should an emergency occur. It also has area available for you to include the contact information of family members and out of area contacts.
If an Emergency Occurs
LISTEN to the radio or TV.
LIKE OR FOLLOW City of St. Albert social media channels and follow instructions.
- Like us on Facebook: cityofstalbert
- Follow us on Twitter: @cityofstalbert
SIGN UP to receive Alberta Emergency Alerts at emergencyalert.alberta.ca.
SHUT OFF utilities if instructed to do so.
TAKE your emergency kit, including medications.
ENSURE your pets are cared for
LOCK up your home.
REGISTER at the reception centre.
911 – Fire, Ambulance, Police, Hazardous Materials Spills
780-459-1557 – Water and Sewer On-Call City of St. Albert - Water & Sewer Emergency
780-420-5585 – ATCO GAS - Gas Emergency
780-310-9473 (WIRE) – FortisAlberta - Electrical Emergency
Courtesy of the Government of Canada
Last edited: March 30, 2017