The 'Get Prepared: 60 Second Emergency Tips' video series delivers simple steps that anyone can take to become better prepared for an emergency or disaster.

Take a minute today to learn about what you can do to become better prepared, and share the videos online and within your community.

To view the video in full screen, click on the title of the video or the YouTube icon.

How can you prepare to evacuate?

Authorities may evacuate your community if lives are at risk. Learn how to plan for an evacuation alert or evacuation order.

Do you have an emergency plan for your farm animals and livestock?

You may need to shelter in place or evacuate with your farm animals and livestock in an emergency. Make a plan for both situations.

How can you prepare for winter driving?

Cold, snow and ice can make winter driving dangerous. Learn how you can prepare for road conditions in the winter months.

How does knowing your community help you become more prepared?

Knowing your neighbours makes it easier to ask for help when you need it most. Learn ways to safely connect with your community.

How can you prepare for Extreme Cold?

Learn how to stay safe when the temperature drops below -40°C or wind chill makes it feel that cold.

What goes inside your emergency kit?

Start building your emergency kit with these basic supplies. What else would you add to your kit?

Why should you have an emergency kit?

Unexpected situations can happen to any of us. Having an emergency kit is one step to being more prepared.

How can you prepare for an emergency or disaster without spending a lot of money?

Being prepared doesn't have to be costly. Learn how you can prepare without spending a lot of money.

How can you be financially prepared for a disaster?

Emergencies and disasters can result in financial hardship and stress. Learn how to be better financially prepared for the unexpected.

How can you ensure your pets are safe when an emergency occurs?

Pets are part of many families, and need to be included in all family emergency plans. Learn how you can ensure their safety in an emergency.

How can you prepare for a wildfire?

Alberta's wildfire season runs from March 1 to October 31 every year. Find out how you can become better prepared.

How can you prepare for a flood?

Floods are a common hazard in Alberta, and are known to have devastating effects. Find out how you can become better prepared.

How you can prepare for a tornado?

Tornadoes are common in Alberta. Find out what steps you can take to protect yourself.

What are hazards and how can they affect you?

Learn about some of the most common hazards in Alberta, and how you can become better prepared.

How can you prepare for an outage?

A power or water outage can create dangerous situations. Learn steps you can take to become better prepared.

What is the difference between emergencies and disasters?

Emergencies and disasters have distinct qualities that make them different from each other. Do you know the difference?

QR code posters

This is a touch-free way to share preparedness information to community members through their smartphone.

The posters use an embedded QR code you scan with your phone’s camera app to display micro lesson videos or other online content directly on your device.

Download, print and display the posters to encourage your community members to take small steps towards becoming more prepared.


This infographic provide preparedness information in an easy to understand format.

Download and share the infographic with your community through communication channels available to you – online, email, and newsletters.


Raise awareness about being prepared for disaster – take the #PrepareYourSelfie challenge!

The #PrepareYourSelfie challenge uses social media to help you become better prepared. You can share each step you take with others through the #PrepareYourSelfie hashtag.

Use the #PrepareYourSelfie challenge to create a conversation with your community. Invite local leaders and social media influencers to share the message. Challenge businesses and neighbouring communities to take another step towards being prepared and share the journey on social media. Let’s work together to raise the profile of personal preparedness and build resilient communities!

For more information to support #PrepareYourSelfie:


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]

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

Connect with one of our regional offices, visit AEMA regional offices.

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