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Emergency Preparedness

Having an emergency and communications plan will help family members and businesses know what to do during an emergency. Find tips to be prepared here.

A family emergency and communications plan will help family members know what to do during an emergency if they are separated from each other. Planning ahead and communicating about emergency exits, safe meeting places, and evacuation routes can help to ensure that families remain safe and can locate each other in an emergency.

    Read the Government of Alberta's Be Ready for Anything booklet for more information.

    Siren Testing

    The Town of High River has aligned our siren testing with Alberta and will be testing the siren twice per year. The first test will be completed in May during Emergency Preparedness Week, and the second test will be completed on the last Wednesday of November. Alberta has now aligned with the rest of Canada to test sirens twice a year.

    Alberta Emergency Alerts

    Alberta Emergency Alert is an alerting system available in Alberta that provides critical information about developing and immediate disasters. Alerts are distributed through various means: radio, television, websites, Twitter, Facebook and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. This is a provincial alert tool that is used by the Provincial government and various municipalities to communicate about emergencies.

      Family, Home and Business Preparedness

      Have a plan and make an emergency kit for yourself, your family, and/or your pets. It is best to be prepared for a minimum of 72 hours. The following information helps you to prepare your family emergency kits for yourself, your family and your pets. There is information for businesses too:

      Types of Emergencies and How to Respond


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