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.
To view the video in full screen, click on the title of the video or the YouTube icon.
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).
- Winter preparedness (PDF, 44 KB)
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.
- What is the difference between emergencies and disasters? (PDF, 234 KB)
- How can you prepare for an outage? (PDF, 190 KB)
- What are hazards and how can they affect you? (PDF, 202 KB)
- How can you prepare for a tornado? (PDF, 173 KB)
- How can you prepare for a flood? (PDF, 195 KB)
- How can you prepare for a wildfire? (PDF, 193 KB)
- How can you be financially prepared for a disaster? (PDF, 194 KB)
- How can you ensure your pets are safe when an emergency occurs? (PDF, 210 KB)
- How can you prepare for an emergency or disaster without spending a lot of money? (PDF, 188 KB)
- Why should you have an emergency kit? (PDF, 210 KB)
- What goes in your emergency kit? (PDF, 193 KB)
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:
- Share the emergency kit checklist brochure in English or French
- Share information from our new webpage dedicated to Hazard preparedness in Alberta
- Share videos from the new micro-lessons series (see above)
- Inform your community about the list of emergency alerts, advisories and downloadable apps
- Refer to additional tools from the emergency preparedness week toolkit from BePrepared.ca
- Listen to one of our experts talk about emergency preparedness with the EPIC Podcast team
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.
Connect with the Alberta Emergency Management Agency:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency
14515 122 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2W4
Connect with one of our regional offices, visit AEMA regional offices.