Sunday, May 2, to Saturday, May 8 is EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK in Alberta!
Disasters can happen with little or no warning. If a disaster happened tomorrow, how long could you and your family survive without assistance?
During a disaster, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.
In an emergency you should:
- follow your emergency plan
- use your emergency kit
- make sure you are safe before assisting others
- monitor alerts from Alberta Emergency Alert
- listen to radio and TV for more information from local authorities
- listen to instructions from authorities – you might be advised to evacuate or stay where you are
Looking for a checklist on what should go into your 72-hour Emergency Kit? Click HERE to download a checklist and information brochure!
The Government of Alberta has a wealth of information and resources for emergency preparedness. Visit their website at www.alberta.ca/emergency-preparedness
We want to encourage you to download the respective app for your smartphone and we will be sure to stay in touch in the most timely manner possible. Town-wide emergency alerts will be automatically pushed through the Apps as well!
Additionally, every Albertan should have the Alberta Emergency Alert app on their smartphones and devices! Click HERE to access the Alberta Emergency Alert website to learn more.
The Town of Didsbury has a plan!
In case of a disaster, the Town of Didsbury has a Director of Emergency Management and two Deputy Directors. The Town participates in a Regional Emergency Management Plan, created and maintained by the Mountain View Regional Disaster Services Committee. As a committee, we meet quarterly to discuss emergency preparedness and are ready to support one another’s communities when called upon.
The Town of Didsbury participates in regular disaster preparedness scenarios and provides training for all Town of Didsbury staff. In addition to having an Emergency Plan, the Town of Didsbury has a separate Pandemic Preparedness Plan. This plan is put in place to ensure all essential services are maintained when we are faced with severe staff shortages.
If you would like to learn more about the Town of Didsbury’s emergency preparedness plan, call the Town of Didsbury Information line at 403-335-2030 or email email@example.com
In the event of a disaster such as a tornado, snowstorm or even a train derailment, the Town of Didsbury would like to ensure its residents are equipped with the information they need to make the right decisions. It is important that Town residents be prepared as well by having food, heat, and shelter for at least 72 hours.
For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit http://www.aema.gov.ab.ca/.