Emergency preparedness

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

Services and information

Lists and information about what to include in your emergency kit to sustain you and your family for 72 hours.

Learn how to make an emergency plan to care for yourself and your family during a disaster.

Tools and resources to help you raise awareness on how to be better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

Overview

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

Hazards and emergencies

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

  • serve 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.

Hazards

Emergency preparation

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Contact

To 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
Fax: 780-644-1044
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: aema@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2W4