Being prepared means you know what to do, where to go and you have supplies to properly respond to emergencies and disasters. By taking simple steps towards becoming more prepared, you can better navigate disruptions when they occur so you can get back to your life and work sooner. When we are prepared to take care of our needs for a minimum 72 hours, it allows first responders and all levels of government to focus on managing the crisis and helping those who need it most.
Emergency Preparedness Week 2023: May 7-13
Emergency Preparedness Week is from May 7-13, but you can make preparedness a habit all year long. Visit Alberta.ca/CommunityPrep and GetPrepared.ca for ideas, tools, videos and free online publications on emergency preparedness.
Government of Alberta resource library
The Government of Alberta's Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services creates legislation for public safety and emergency preparedness. Alberta’s wide range of hazards impact people, property and the environment year-round. The Government of Alberta's 2022 Survey of Albertans identified that lack of awareness is one of the leading causes for low levels of preparedness in our province.
Below are numerous resources from Alberta.ca to help you and your loved ones prepare for emergencies.
Alberta.ca/BePrepared – visit this main page for general information, and links to:
- 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.
- 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/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 – visit this main page for general hazard information, and links to:
- Alberta.ca/PrepSteps – what to do before, during and after an emergency.
- 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.
- 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.
Get Prepared: 60 second emergency tips video series that provides preparedness information in an easy to digest and share format.