Albertans are reminded to plan, prepare and be aware during Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs across Canada May 7-13.
To help Albertans prepare, the Alberta Emergency Management Agency has launched a new online personal preparedness course in collaboration with Alberta Health Services. The interactive course explains personal preparedness for you and your family, as building resilience is a community effort.
“As we learned last year with the Fort McMurray wildfire, the unthinkable can happen. Our government is working hard to prepare for future emergencies and I encourage all Albertans to prepare a family emergency plan, pack a 72-hour kit and download the Alberta Emergency Alert app.”
- Make a plan for what your family will do, who they will contact and where they will go during an emergency. Practise it regularly.
- Alberta families should be prepared to take care of themselves for a minimum of 72 hours during a disaster or emergency and can do so be preparing a 72-hour kit.
- Albertans are encouraged to download the Alberta Emergency Alert app to their smartphones. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to assist you – providing critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is occurring and what action you need to take.
Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility for all of us and is essential for strong and resilient communities.