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Emergency preparedness

Learn how you and your family can prepare yourselves for an emergency or disaster.

COVID-19 response

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Disasters can happen with little or no warning. If a disaster happened tomorrow, how long could you and your family survive without assistance?

During a disaster it may take emergency workers sometime to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.

In an emergency you should:

  • follow your emergency plan
  • use your emergency kit
  • make sure you are safe before assisting others
  • monitor alerts from Alberta Emergency Alert
  • listen to radio and TV for more information from local authorities
  • listen to instructions from authorities – you might be advised to evacuate or stay where you are

Survey to Albertans

In May of 2021, Albertans were surveyed to gather data on emergency preparedness awareness, attitudes and behaviours to inform program development that will improve individual and community resilience in Alberta.

  • Infographic of survey to Albertans of emergency preparedness

    The Survey to Albertans: Infographic provides a summary of the survey results.

    View full-size infographic (PDF, 83 KB)

Hazards and emergencies

Emergencies can happen at any time and with little warning. Examples include:

  • severe weather – blizzards, tornadoes and wildfires
  • industrial accidents – chemical spills
  • technological events – power outages
  • biological events – influenza outbreak
  • intentional acts

Knowing the risks and hazards is important to help you and your family prepare for the unexpected.


Emergency preparation

Learn more

For more information about emergency preparedness visit:


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]

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