Local municipalities are often the first to respond to emergencies and must have plans and resources in place to respond to emergency situations. The Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership’s (SREMP) Emergency Management Plan includes an assessment of the hazards each municipality and its residents could face as well as the steps it will take to address these hazards.
The below information is a guide; in an actual emergency, authorities will provide specific information and instructions.
General steps to follow in an emergency
- If you’ve been directly impacted, make sure you are safe before assisting others. Check yourself and those around you for injuries; administer first aid, if needed, and call 9-1-1 there are life-threatening injuries.
- Activate and follow your emergency plan.
- Get your 72-hour emergency kit and keep it nearby.
- Monitor alerts from Alberta Emergency Alert.
- Listen to a local radio or television station for information from local authorities.
- Access your local authority's website and/or social media channels for information.
- Listen to instructions from authorities; you may be asked to evacuate or stay where you are.
- Limit non-emergency phone calls to keep phone networks free for those who require emergency services. This also helps to save battery power if you are using a cell phone.
- If you have to evacuate, lock up your home and register at the reception centre.