Is your family ready for a disaster? Visit the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website for information on how to ensure your family is prepared in the event of a fire, flood or other disaster.

In case of an evacuation, there are a number of things you can do to get prepared:

  • Stay informed and pay attention to local news updates and emergency alerts
  • Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app
  • Create an emergency plan for you and your family, including escape routes and meeting locations
  • Include important contact details and create a buddy system in case you can't return home for essentials

Pack an emergency kit that includes a packing list for quick reference to prepare for min. 72 hours, including: 

  • medications and clothing
  • cash and identification documents
  • water and non-perishable food
  • flashlights and extra batteries
  • sanitation supplies including personal hygiene products
  • extra blankets and essential tools like a can opener
  • battery-powered radio and games or books
  • first-aid supplies

Wildfire season

To prepare for the wildfire season, be aware of fire bans and the status and location of wildfires

Protect your property and belongings by learning FireSmart methods and book a free Advanced Home Assessment

  • Join us for a FireSmart neighbourhood cleanup event to reduce the risk of wildfires and promote safety in our neighborhoods by creating a safer, stronger community together. 
  • Remove items within 5 feet of your home that can burn, including:
    • debris, firewood, leaves and dried branches

During a wildfire

  • Report it (310-FIRE or 911) and get to a safe place
  • Never attempt to fight a fire yourself
  • Ensure all windows and doors are closed and cover or duct tape any openings
  • Be aware of any evacuation orders
  • Be prepared to leave and have your emergency kit packed
  • Safeguard pets and livestock

After a wildfire

  • Stay safe and follow directions from local authorities to re-enter your home when given the authorization to do so
  • Wear protective gear when cleaning up and use caution when entering burned areas
  • Take an inventory and photos of any damage for insurance purposes

Find out more about wildfire season online at Alberta Wildfire