Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual event that takes place each year in May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners. Find resources and information below to help you Be Ready For Anything.
Make a Family Emergency Plan
Emergencies can happen anytime, often when families are not together. Do you know what your family will do when disaster hits? Watch the video below to learn how you can make an emergency plan to help your family handle the stress of an emergency and know what you would do in different situations.
Find more information about how you can prepare and care for your family during an emergency.
Let’s Care Together
Take a page out of the Okotoks Fire Department’s book and wear the proper gear to keep you and others safe from COVID-19. Do your part to prevent the spread by wearing your mask, washing your hands frequently and maintaining social distance. With these small acts of kindness, we can each help care together and keep our community safe.
Mental Health Support for Youth
Part of being prepared for an emergency is knowing how you can be prepared to help others during a crisis. COVID-19 has been a challenge for us all, but especially for youth. If you think someone you know might be struggling with their mental health, use the 5 Golden Rules to help you support them, and read how you can practice self-care.
Connected communities are resilient communities
Knowing your community can help you be prepared in case of an emergency. Build a community of people who are there to help you when you need it and create community resilience with the Community Champion Program. Register for a free toolkit filled with resources, tools and ideas to get to know your neighbours and stay connected, and make sure to also check out the online toolkit to help you connect with your neighbours.
Floods are a frequent hazard in Alberta and the potential for flood damage is high in the flood plains. Are you prepared in case of a flood? Watch the video below for tips to Be Ready For Anything!
Remember to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours. Maintain an emergency kit stocked with supplies; take preventative measures to protect your home and belongings; safeguard pets and livestock by having a pet plan in case of evacuation; and make sure to download the Alberta Emergency Alert app for critical, life-saving alerts.
With cost and frequency of disasters in Alberta increasing, the province has implemented a more sustainable approach to disaster recovery by making changes to the Disaster Recovery Program (DRP). DRPs provide financial assistance as a last resort to assist those affected by a disaster, to help restore uninsurable property lost or damaged by a disaster to its basic, pre-disaster functional condition.
Alberta Emergency Alert
Did you know the Town of Okotoks is using Alberta Emergency Alert for all Town-related emergency notifications?
Emergencies can happen any time and without warning. Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app or sign up for notifications to get reliable information on what is happening and know what to do during Town of Okotoks emergencies like floods, tornadoes, or fires.
Municipal Enforcement Services
*In an emergency call 9-1-1