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Municipalities and emergency response

Learn about emergency training, preparedness and response supports available to municipalities.

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Municipalities and their local authorities are responsible for managing the first response to an emergency. When an emergency exceeds the capabilities of a municipality or there is a significant threat to life and property, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency(AEMA) coordinates government support by connecting municipalities with resources to help manage the emergency event.

AEMA also provides emergency management training to municipalities, elected officials and public service employees.

The Alberta Emergency Alert is also managed by AEMA and available for municipalities to quickly warn their residents about emergency events.

Field officers

AEMA also supports municipalities through field officers. These field officers provide direct service and program delivery to municipalities and First Nations communities including:

  • emergency and response planning advice and support
  • public awareness and prevention program support
  • conflict resolution support
  • emergency preparedness planning and support
  • specific emergency management and technical guidance

Field officers can also deploy to assist communities, industry and government with managing emergency events or disasters.


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)
Fax: 780-644-1044
Email: [email protected]

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