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Emergency Preparedness

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.

The City's Emergency Management Plan provides a framework for how the City conducts its comprehensive emergency management program. The plan also provides guidance on how the entire community can work together to create a more resilient City in response to the impacts of a major emergency or disaster. 

Emergency Management Plan

Family Emergency Plans

Learn how to be prepared for any emergency. Each month, the City of St. Albert offers tips and resources to help you better prepare yourself and your family!

With Family Day occurring this month, this month’s emergency planning focuses on family!

Does everyone in your family know what to do before, during and after an emergency? Be prepared! Hold a family meeting to discuss your family plan. If you live alone, develop a plan for yourself with links to your neighbours and friends.

  • Learn how to create a home escape plan
  • Choose an out-of-area contact person
  • Copy and protect your important documents
  • Compile an inventory of your household possessions
  • Prepare an evacuation plan from your neighbourhood
  • Make a plan for your family pets

Resources You Need

To learn how to plan for an emergency, download the Emergency Preparedness Guide and find the information under Step 2- Make A Plan.

Visit this page each month for tips and resources on how to be prepared for any emergency. 

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.

Download the Emergency Pocket Guide

Download the Emergency Preparedness Guide

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.

Emergency Numbers

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

Resources

Courtesy of the Government of Canada

Get Prepared

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs

Floods - What to Do?

Severe Storms - What to Do?

Power Outages - What to Do?

Earthquakes - What do Do?

Courtesy of the Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Personal Emergency Preparedness

Courtesy of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction

Protect Your Home - Basement Flooding

Protect Your Home - Severe Wind

Protect Your Home - Snow Ice

Protect Your Home - Wildfire

Last edited: February 22, 2018

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