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Government emergency plans address specific hazards.
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA):
- acts as the coordinating agency for emergency operations
- plans meetings and coordinates activities in the Provincial Operations Centre (POC).
Alberta Emergency Plan
This plan ensures effective emergency management in Alberta through an emergency management system dedicated to preparing for, responding to, recovering from and building resilience to emergencies and disasters.
In 2019, the Government of Alberta began a comprehensive review of the Alberta Emergency Plan (AEP), resulting in the AEP 2021 (PDF, 1.5 MB).
Overall, the plan provides:
- a description of Alberta’s emergency management system;
- roles and responsibilities of the government and emergency management stakeholders;
- an overview of emergency management governance;
- an outline of the Alberta Government’s hazard-specific plans;
- an overview of government supports available to local authorities;
- a description of emergency social services;
- an outline of emergency communications systems;
- enhanced clarity on how First Nations’ emergency management is supported by the provincial government on behalf of the federal government;
- a description of the mechanisms to support continuous improvement; and
- the proposed components for emergency management system modernization.
The AEP is intended for all emergency management stakeholders in Alberta. Recognizing the need to work effectively with Alberta’s emergency management community, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency is offering targeted stakeholders the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the AEP 2021. Consolidated feedback will be incorporated into a revised plan, which will be shared with all stakeholders concurrent with hazard season 2022.
If you are currently working in an emergency management organization in Alberta, and want more information on this engagement opportunity please contact:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
Email: [email protected]
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.
Human-induced intentional acts (HIIA) - response and recovery
The Alberta HIIA Response and Recovery Plan is a comprehensive hazard-specific consequence management plan. HIIA is different from other plans because:
- law enforcement has a defined crisis management role separate from emergency management structures
- the plan applies when the coordination of crisis management (police actions) and consequence management (emergency management) is necessary to resolve a HIIA
The plan clarifies:
- communications pathways
Municipalities should update their emergency management plans to reflect the unique characteristics of a HIIA.
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
- the province
- Alberta Wildland/Urban Interface Fires
- Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Rapid Response Plan
- Community Evacuation Guidelines and Planning Considerations
- Community Planning Guide for Re-Entry after an Evacuation
- Emergency Response Protocol for Turtle Mountain
- Government of Alberta Business Continuity Plan
- Alberta Human-induced Intentional Acts: Response and Recovery Plan
- Mass Gathering Guidebook
- Mass Fatality Plan
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