Emergency Management with in the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 is overseen by the M.D. Council and Administration and the Town and Village Councils and Administrations. The Director of Emergency Management is Jon Koroluk. Jon has continued building on previous DEMs work to keep the M.D. trained and skilled on handling any situation that may arise with in the M.D.’s borders.
By definition, emergencies happen when we don’t expect them, and often when families are not together. Suddenly, you need to think about your kids at school or elderly parents across town. If phones don’t work, or some neighbourhoods aren’t accessible, what will you do?
The best way to help ensure your family’s safety in these situations is to have an emergency plan. Having a plan, and discussing it with loved ones, will save time and make real situations less stressful.
Alberta specific information can be found at www.alberta.ca/emergency-preparedness.aspx
- Alberta.ca/GetSupplies – printable brochures and checklists for individuals, households, as well as pets, farm animals and vehicles.
- Alberta.ca/CommunityPrep – a one stop shop for all public education materials including a library of videos.
- Alberta.ca/EPWeek – information about the EP Week campaign, held annually the first week of May. Details on next year’s campaign will be announced in the spring.
- Alberta.ca/MakeAPlan – information to help with emergency planning. Being prepared is different for everyone.
- Alberta.ca/PetPrep – information to help keep pets safe, before, during and after an emergency.
- Alberta.ca/RuralPrep – information to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if required to shelter in place or evacuate.
- Alberta.ca/ShelterInPlace – information on how to shelter in place for hazardous air and severe weather in different locations.
- Alberta.ca/PrepSurvey – learn about the annual survey that examines Albertans’ emergency preparedness attitudes and behaviours.
Alberta.ca/HazardPrep – main page that includes general hazard information, and links to:
- Alberta.ca/PrepSteps – what to do before, during and after an emergency.
- https://www.alberta.ca/pandemic-influenza.aspx – learn more about pandemic influenza, Alberta’s Pandemic Influenza Plan, and what you can do to prepare for a pandemic.
- https://www.alberta.ca/cybersecurity-in-alberta.aspx – get helpful tips and learn how we’re working to improve our provincial cybersecurity posture.
- Alberta.ca/Wildfires – learn about wildfires and what you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Alberta.ca/Tornadoes – tornadoes are common in Alberta. Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
- Alberta.ca/Floods – learn about floods and what you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Alberta.ca/Outages – learn about power and water outages and what you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Alberta.ca/SummerStorms – learn about storms and ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
- Alberta.ca/WinterStorms – learn about blizzards and extreme cold conditions and what you can do to protect yourself and others.
- Alberta.ca/ExtremeHeat – learn about extreme heat events and how to protect yourself and others.
The Government of Canada also has resources available, please visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for videos and kits.
Below are other sources of information on Emergency Preparedness:
Hazard preparedness – includes multiple pages dedicated to hazards in Alberta with preparedness tips and 60 second video clips that are sharable on social media including:
- What to do before, during and after an emergency
- Tornadoes and extreme winds
- Power and water outages
- Thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rain and hail
- Blizzards, freezing rain, ice storms and extreme cold
Build an emergency kit – includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness
Pet Preparedness – includes tools and materials to help keep pets safe and comfortable, before, during and after an emergency
Farm animals and livestock – includes tools and materials to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if you need to shelter in place or evacuate
Raise awareness in your community – includes tools and materials for communities to raise awareness, including info on emergency preparedness week, #PrepareYourSelfie campaign, and 60 second videos that are sharable on social media
Make an emergency plan – includes an emergency preparedness guide, tips on how to communicate during an emergency and information relating to pets, children and a guide for people with disabilities
Emergency preparedness – includes hazard info and general emergency preparedness information including shelter-in-place and evacuation fact sheets