Emergency Roles

When it comes to emergency preparedness and emergency management, we all have a role to play.

Individuals and families

Individuals and families should be prepared to take care of themselves for a minimum of 72 hours during an emergency and should also understand the basic principles of first aid and safety.

First responders

First responders, such as police, paramedics and firefighters, are normally the first to respond to an emergency. They, in conjunction with local municipalities, are responsible for managing most local emergencies.


Local governments are responsible for making sure their communities are prepared for emergencies. The Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership (SREMP) is a partnership between Sturgeon County, Morinville, Gibbons, Redwater, Bon Accord and Legal. These municipalities work together to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.

A regional approach means we have more resources and expertise to keep you safe when faced with a significant emergency in our area.

View the Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Plan

Government of Alberta

In Alberta, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency is the coordinating agency for emergency management activities and initiatives. It monitors the province for potential emergencies and disasters on a 24/7 basis.

Government of Canada

Federal departments and agencies support provincial and/or territorial emergency management organizations. They also manage emergencies that involve areas of federal jurisdiction, such as nuclear safety, national defence and border security.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Non-government organizations, such as the Canadian Red CrossSt. John Ambulance and The Salvation Army, play an important role in emergency management, including disaster prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.