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Government emergency plans address specific hazards. Ministries with the legislative or regulatory authority provide subject-matter expertise when an emergency plan must be implemented.

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) acts as the coordinating agency facilitating emergency operations planning meetings and coordinating activities within the Provincial Operations Centre.

Alberta Emergency Plan

The plan serves as the provincial strategy to direct an integrated cross-government approach to emergency management within the province.

The plan aims to protect the people, property, communities, environment and economies from the effects of emergencies and disasters.

Key points

  • Presents a description of the Alberta emergency management system.
  • Reference to the government's business continuity plan and hazard-specific plans.
  • Outlines the roles and responsibilities of government ministries and emergency management.
  • Describes the preparation, implementation and maintenance of plans required by government ministries and local authorities.
  • Describes the general procedures for coordination of provincial emergencies.

Dangerous Goods Incident Support Plan

The purpose of the Dangerous Goods Incident Support Plan is to ensure the safety of persons, property and the environment whenever a dangerous goods incident occurs on Alberta’s transportation network.

For more information please contact the Provincial Operations Centre (POC) at 1-866-618-AEMA (2362).

Model plan for municipalities

The Community Emergency Management Program (CEMP) is an on-line tool, which provides communities access to 4 essential emergency management modules:

  • Community Self-Assessment
  • Community Risk Assessment
  • Community Emergency Management Plan
  • Document Library

These modules assist in developing, implementing and revising emergency management plans using a standardized format. CEMP assists with coordinating emergency management and recovery through regional efforts.

Alberta communities are encouraged to share emergency management plans and risk assessments, which allows AEMA to collect specific hazard identification and risk assessment data across the province.

Model plan for First Nation communities

The purpose of the First Nation emergency planning model is to assist First Nation communities in developing, implementing or revising their emergency plan.

This planning model uses a standardized format that disperses resources when mutual aid assistance is required. It is an all-hazard approach that maximizes the resources during a response to natural or man-made disasters.

This planning model also addresses the legal, organizational, social and recovery aspects of emergency planning.

Foreign Animal Disease Emergency Support Plan

The purpose of the Foreign Animal Disease Emergency Support Plan is to outline how the 3 levels of government will assist Canadian Food Inspection Agency to eradicate a foreign animal disease outbreak in Alberta.

There are 2 levels of response:

  • Level 1 – The preparation phase: initiated when an outbreak is suspected but not yet confirmed.
  • Level 2 – The response phase: implemented when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that a foreign animal disease is present.

Earthquake Response Plan for British Columbia

The objective of the Earthquake Response Plan for British Columbia (ERPBC) (currently under review) is to coordinate Alberta’s assistance to British Columbia during a catastrophic earthquake.

The plan outlines activities that work together with the federal government's national earthquake support plan and the British Columbia earthquake response plan.

Mass fatality plan

The Mass Fatality Plan:

  • helps guide municipalities to make their emergency management plans
  • is an operational framework during a mass fatality incident for:
    • first responders
    • municipalities
    • the province


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