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Safe Communities Alert Network

What is the Town of Okotoks' Safe Communities Alert Network?

SAFE Communities Alert Network is for emergency alerts. It helps us contact you in a crisis – floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hazardous material spills, and any other emergencies that might affect you or your family. You'll receive official, reliable information about what's happening and what you need to do about it.

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Sign Up

How Does Safe Communities Alert Network Work?

When you sign up at www.SCANalerts.ca, you’ll be asked for your location. You can enter your home address and other locations important to you, such as a school, workplace, or a relative’s home. Next, you’ll be asked for any phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers where we can reach you.

 In a crisis, we’ll use your contact information to reach you with important, time-sensitive information about what’s happening and any steps you need to take to protect you or your family. We’ll use all your phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers one-by-one until we reach you, or until the information is no longer valid. 

Choose your alerts

This system will be used to notify you about emergent, significant and time-sensitive emergency events affecting the Town of Okotoks. Town of Okotoks system administrators will send notifications regarding:

  • Critical emergency alerts (immediate threat to safety)
  • Severe weather warnings for Okotoks

Keep Up-to-Date

Once you’ve signed up, you can change your contact details or other information at any time.

About the Safe Communities Alert Network Regional Partnership

The Town of Okotoks is partnering with seven other neighbouring municipalities on this regional emergency notifications system. The system is hosted by Foothills 911, and other participating municipalities include High River, MD of Foothills, Black Diamond, Longview, Turner Valley, Vulcan, Willow Creek and Ranchland.

You choose which communities you want to receive notifications from – sign up just for alerts from Okotoks, or for notifications from several communities.

Questions?

 Please read the following FAQ's for important information on the system.