Be Prepared for any Emergency
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. While we know we SHOULD be prepared, the task can sometimes seem daunting - not knowing exactly what to do or where to turn.
That’s where the City of St. Albert’s Emergency Preparedness Guide comes in. The guide is to help you and your family prepare for potential emergencies and disasters.
The guide will walk you step by step through the areas you need to think about to be prepared.
- Do you have an emergency contact list readily available?
- What risks should you prepare for in St. Albert?
- What are the challenges you may face in an emergency, and how can you plan for them?
- How do you create a family emergency plan and a home escape plan?
- What are the important documents and items you should have with you if you need to evacuate? Or if you need to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours?
- Do you know what to do if you have to shelter-in-place? If there’s a tornado? Or if you need to leave your home?
- What can you do and where can you get support to cope with the emotional aftermath of an emergency?
The Emergency Preparedness Guide will answer these questions and more!
Tip: It’s Up to You for 72
Residents have a key role to play in responding to emergencies. Make plans to be able to take care of yourself and the members of your household for at least 72 hours.
Preparing a Kit
Emergency kits contain items to help you cope during the first 72 hours of an emergency. By being self-sufficient during this time, you’re allowing the emergency workers to focus on people who require urgent assistance. The Emergency Preparedness Guide will give you tips and a basic checklist to create the following:
- a 72-hour basic emergency kit that includes water, medical supplies and food;
- a Vehicle Emergency Kit; and
- a Pet Emergency Kit (don’t forget about our other family members).
The City of St. Albert Emergency Preparedness website also has:
For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit stalbert.ca/beprepared each month for various tips and resources on how to prepare for any emergency.
Last edited: January 28, 2019