Emergency Management Act

The Emergency Management Act provides the legislative framework for local and provincial management of emergencies and disasters. It was last amended to address the growing need for local and provincial states of emergencies to work together during emergencies and disasters, including wildfires, floods and pandemics.

Local authorities now have the power to direct and control their response efforts, as well as coordinate with the province. This allows the province to free up resources and be better equipped to respond to multiple emergencies simultaneously.


Regulations under the Emergency Management Act include:

For more information, read the Frequently Asked Questions and the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation Summary.

Emergency 911 Act

The Emergency 911 Act authorizes a monthly 911 levy on wireless devices collected by telecommunication companies and remitted to the Government of Alberta to support 911 Public Safety Answering Points. In addition, the Act authorizes the establishment of provincewide standards and guidelines around call taking processes and procedures and establishes fines for frivolous 911 calls.


Regulations under the Emergency 911 Act:

ICS Canada

The Incident Command System (ICS) is the command, control, and coordination system in use for your local authority’s emergency management agency. As set out in the ICS Canada Operational Description (PDF, 535 KB), each local authority implements ICS through their bylaws and emergency management plans.

Non-ICS Canada training certificates

  • Non-ICS Canada training certificates issued prior to January 1, 2020 will be considered compliant.
  • Non-ICS Canada issued training certificates awarded after January 1, 2020, will be considered non-compliant.


Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-422-9000
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2W4

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