Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere and your best defence is to be prepared. Do you know what to do to keep you and your family safe?

View our Emergency Management Bylaw

Emergency Kit
Emergency kit

You’ve already packed backpacks with supplies for the school year, but have you packed an emergency kit to help get you through emergencies? In an emergency, you should be able to care for members of your household, including pets, for at least three days. 

power outage
Power outages

Many of Alberta’s hazards can damage power lines causing power outages. Outages can leave you without heat, hot water, lights, air conditioning, information services, and vital communication channels. 

Severe weather
Summer storms

Severe weather can develop quickly and put people's lives and homes at risk. Powerful winds, hail, lightning, heavy rain, and even tornadoes happen quite often in Alberta, and it’s important to be prepared and know how to respond.

Extreme heat
Extreme heat

Did you know the Sturgeon region is one of the 10 hottest regions in Alberta? This means we’re more likely to experience extreme heat, where temperatures reach at least 29C during the day and 14C at night for at least two days in a row.

72 Hours: Is Your Family Prepared?

If an emergency happens, 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.

The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will help you learn what to do in the event of an emergency. You can also learn how to make a plan with the Are You Prepared? pamphlet.

Basic emergency kit

A basic emergency kit should contain:

  • Water - min 2 litres of water per person per day; include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order
  • Canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year)
  • Manual can-opener
  • Crank or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries) or Weatherradio
  • First aid kit
  • Extra keys to your car and house
  • Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills
  • A copy of your emergency plan and contact information
  • Other items such as prescription medication, infant formula, and equipment for people with disabilities

Information sources

If there is an emergency in our community, you can use these sources for information and updates:

9-1-1 Calls

The staff at 9-1-1 need specific information to help you during an emergency. Be prepared to provide:

  • Your location
  • Your name
  • What help you need
  • What happened

Please do not hang up the phone in case their staff need more information.

Emergency contact numbers

Should you have a service provider emergency, please call your provider directly.

Below is a list of the most common providers (however; may not be inclusive of all those offering services in the area):

Regional collaborations

Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership (SREMP)

SREMP logo design

The municipalities of Morinville, Sturgeon County, Gibbons, Redwater, Bon Accord, and Legal created and adopted a singular bylaw. This bylaw details a funding formula and an Emergency Response Plan. This helps each municipality with emergency training and response.

Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response (NR CAER)

NR CAER logo

Northeast Region CAER is a mutual aid emergency response group formed in 1991. Members include emergency management professionals and the emergency response departments of Fort Saskatchewan, Bruderheim, Gibbons, Lamont, Morinville, Redwater and the counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon. Together, we train, plan and share best practices for emergency response in our area.