Get Prepared: 60 Second Emergency Tips

The Get Prepared video series delivers simple steps that anyone can take to become better prepared for an emergency or disaster.

Getting prepared can seem like a large task to take on. It doesn’t happen over night, and breaking it down into simple steps can make it much easier. Take a minute today to learn about what you can do to become better prepared, and share the videos online and within your community.

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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 degrees Celsius 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?


These infographics provide preparedness information in an easy to understand format. Download and share the infographics with your community (online, through email, in newsletters or whatever communication channel that is available to you).

Scan to Prepare posters

This is a touch-free way to share preparedness information to community members through their smart phone. The posters are designed with an embedded QR code that can be scanned with the phone’s camera app to display micro lesson videos or other online content directly on the device.

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

Emergency Preparedness Week 2020

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces, territories and other partners.

EP Week helps Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. Together with community leaders, first responders, all levels of government and non-government organizations, we can build a more resilient and safer Canada.

EP Week activities

To help you with your preparedness efforts during EP Week and all year long, we encourage you to share our preparedness information using social media and other communications channels.

Here are some helpful tools and resources to boost your emergency preparedness efforts:


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:


Disasters are becoming more common in Alberta. Being prepared is the best way to make sure you come through a disaster safe and well. Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) workshops can help build resilience – for you, your family and your community.

E-Prep will help you and your community prepare physically and emotionally for the unexpected, and get you started on a personal preparedness plan for disasters and emergencies.

For more information on how you can bring E-Prep to your community, please direct inquiries to: [email protected] or [email protected].


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.