County of Vermilion River Open House March 5 at the Kitscoty Community Hall

Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness

There are a variety of local emergencies that could impact our municipality. Knowing these hazards and preparing in advance can keep you and your household safe and comfortable, and help you get back to normal life quickly. 

We've included some helpful links below to get you started on preparing for an emergency or disaster. Visit the Government of Alberta's Emergency Preparedness page for more information. 

  • Make an Emergency Plan - learn how to make an emergency plan to care for yourself and those around you during a disaster.
  • Build an Emergency Kit - lists and information about what to include in your emergency kit and in your home to sustain you and your household for unexpected situations.
  • Pet Preparedness - learn how to keep your pet safe and comfortable before, during and after an emergency. 
  • Farm Animals and Livestock Preparedness - learn how to keep your farm animals and livestock safe in the event of an emergency or disaster.
  • Prepare to Evacuate - learn what to do in case you need to evacuate due to an emergency.
  • Shelter-in-Place Advisories - are issued if there is an outdoor threat to life-safety or if an evacuation is a greater risk. Learn what to do in case a shelter-in-place advisory is issued.
  • Hazard Preparedness - learn about the different hazards in Alberta and how you can be better prepared. 

FireSmart

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FireSmartTM Canada is a national program that helps Canadians increase neighbourhood resilience to wildfire and minimize its negative impacts. It was founded over 20 years ago to address common concerns about wildfire. 

Everyone can be FireSmart

With a changing climate, the threat of wildfire has increased for everyone. We all have a part to play when it comes to preventing wildfire and reducing risk.

Small steps can have lasting impact.

How can you get started?

Visit FireSmart Canada or FireSmart Alberta for more information and resources. 

FireSmart, Intelli-feu and other associated Marks are trademarks of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC)