Emergency Management

Emergency KitEmergency Management ContactsHow to React in an Emergency Situation

You may have some of these basic emergency kit items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized, easy to find and easy to carry (in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack) in case you need to evacuate your home. Whatever you do, don't wait for a disaster to happen.

Basic Items to Include:

- Water: 2 litres of water per person per day (include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of evacuation order)
- Food: that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace food and water once per year)
- Manual can opener
- Flashlight
- Battery powered (or wind-up) radio
- Lots of extra batteries in a plastic sealable container
- First-Aid kit
- Special needs items: prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
- Extra keys: for your car and house
- Cash: include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
- Emergency Plan

Additonal Items:

- Important documents, numbers, and directions of how to turn off utilities
- Extra clothes, hats, mitts, and shoes
- Blanket
- Swiss army knife
- Toiletries
- Sanitary wipes
- Basic tools
- Garbage bags
- Toilet Paper
- Safety gloves
- Whistle
- Dust masks
- Candles and matches or a lighter (be careful before using in case of broken gas pipes)
- Pack of cards, board games, books, etc.
- Hot Pockets

Extra items for your car:

- Non-clumping cat litter, sand, or salt
- Jumper cables
- Tow rope
- Road maps
- Fire extinguisher
- Extra anti-­‐freeze/windshield washer fluid
- Snow scraper

Alberta Emergency Alert Website

Special Areas 2

Director of Emergency Management: Owen Francis (403) 854-0489 or (403) 854-5603
Deputy Director of Emergency Management: Trent Caskey (403) 435-0095 or (403) 854-5623
Glen Durand (403) 854-0625 or (403) 779-3733
Hanna Fire Department Fire and Rescue: 911
Administration: (403) 854-4433 or (403) 854-4573
Hanna Ambulance: 911
Administration: (403) 854-3331
Hanna RCMP: 911
Administration: (403) 854-3393
24 Hr. Dispatch: (403) 854-3391
Homestead Coulee Fire Department - Fire Only: 911 Dispatch via Hanna Fire Department
Cessford Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Jenner Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Brooks Ambulance: 911 or (403) 362-7575
Bigstone Fire Department - Fire Only: 911

Special Areas 3

Director of Emergency Management: Owen Francis (403) 854-0489 or (403) 854-5600
Deputy Director of Emergency Management: Darran Dick (403) 664-0729 or (403) 664-3618
Glen Durand (403) 854-0625 or (403) 779-3733
Youngstown / Special Areas Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Administration: (403) 779-3733
Cereal Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Oyen Fire Department Fire and Rescue: 911
Administration: (403) 664-3637
Regional EMS: 911
Administration: (403)664-4300
Oyen RCMP: 911
24 Hour Dispatch : (403) 664-3883
Administration: (403) 664-3505
Bindloss Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Empress Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Buffalo Fire Department – Fire Only: 911

Special Areas 4

Director of Emergency Management: Owen Francis (403) 854-0489 or (403) 854-5600
Deputy Director of Emergency Management: Corinne Kelts (403) 575-0893 or (403) 577-3523
Glen Durand (403) 854-0625 or (403) 779-3733
Consort Fire Department - Fire and Rescue: 911
Administration: (403) 577-3900
East Central Ambulance Assn.: 911
Administration: 1-888-882-3156
Consort RCMP: 911
24 Hr Dispatch: (403) 577-3000
Administration: (403) 577-3001
Altario Fire Department - Fire Only: 911
Veteran Fire Department - Fire Only: 911

Emergencies and disasters can occur anytime, anywhere. Some are seasonal, allowing you to prepare in advance. Others occur swiftly and without warning. Planning ahead and preparing for your family's needs can make a big difference in your ability to cope. You can lessen the impact of an emergency or disaster by knowing what to do before, during and after one occurs.

The information sheets below provide general information for personal and family emergency preparedness for a variety of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.

During a Disaster
- You are expected to survive for 72 hours on your own
- After 72 hours, authorities will contact you and re-locate you to the Disaster Response Center
- You will need a battery powered radio so authorities can contact you.

Tips
- Never enter a damaged building, even if it looks safe
- You can obtain water from a water heater, toilet tank or melted ice cubes
- Boil contaminated water for 5 minutes or add 1 drop of bleach per litre. Let stand 30 seconds before drinking
- Disinfect floodwater in basement by mixing 2 litres of bleach into it every 3 days.
- Stay away and alert authorities if you see hanging power lines or damaged pipes

Make an Emergency Plan
Chemical Spill
Shelter-in-place
How to Prepare for a Flood
How to react in a Thunderstorm
How to react in a Tornado
How to react in a Winter Storm
Who does what in an emergency?