Emergency Planning & Coordination
Emergencies or disasters can happen anywhere, any time or any place. The Town makes sure plans are in place to help with preparedness, response and recovery
High River's Emergency Management team works out of the Town Fire Hall and is a valued part of the Town's Protective Services team. The team works closely with Town departments, provincial and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders.
The role of High River Emergency Management is to ensure safety and security of the community and its residents and businesses. The team plans for and coordinates all emergency services and resources required during a major incident.
It is key for families and individuals to learn how to help themselves during the first 72 hours of an emergency, in order to best manage the demands on emergency resources during a time of crisis.
For more information, view the Emergency Preparedness webpage.
There are four pillars to Emergency Management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. Town staff work to ensure plans are in place, which include:
- Town Emergency Plans - how we monitor, how we prepare, and how we will respond to keep our community safe
- Recovery Toolkit - after an emergency, steps we take
- Business continuity plans - ways we make sure to provide important services during and after an emergency
An important part of emergency planning is to provide safety tips to residents and businesses for the different types of emergencies that are common in Alberta:
Types of Emergencies in Alberta
- Power outages
- Severe storms and weather/Cold weather safety tips
Sign up for Emergency Alerts and Notifications
More Resources and related links
- Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)
- Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Canadian Red Cross
- Rivers Alberta
- Environment Canada
Sign up for Alberta Emergency Alerts to set up personal alerts for areas outside of High River.
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