Emergency Preparedness in the Town of Devon
The Town of Devon takes the safety of the residents and the town very seriously and, as such, has set in place a number of plans to deal with any potential emergencies or disasters that may occur.
These plans are reviewed and updated on an annual or as required basis, whichever is sooner. Emergency management training is given to staff members in order to be able to respond effectively to the emergency at hand.
72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) advises that you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need.
By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Use this guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the checklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will help you to take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency. To see the guide in detail, please follow the link to the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website HERE.
Who depends on you in 72?... Emergency Preparedness Week is 1-7 May each year. This is a time for families and communities to think about being prepared for those emergencies that will have an impact on our lives. The following links provide concise information guides and thoughtful reminders of emergency preparedness as well as some steps on how to build a 72 hour kit:
Click each link for more information:
Alberta Emergency Alert
The Alberta Emergency Alert is a part of the disaster response system in the event of a major public emergency. This new system evolved from the original Emergency Public Broadcast System which was developed following the 1987 Edmonton tornado.
The Alberta Emergency Alert gives local authorities immediate access to social media including radio, television, Alberta Emergency Alert website, Facebook and Twitter. In a disaster or major emergency, authorities can provide the public with information and instructions that will allow them to take necessary actions to protect themselves. For more information on the Alberta Emergency Alert service, please click HERE
AMBER Alerts - Missing Kids Canada
AMBER Alert is a program that allows police to request critical public assistance when a child has been abducted and a life is in danger.
For more information and to sign-up for the AMBER Alert mobile service, please click HERE.
Alberta Health Services - Active Health Advisories
Active health advisories issued by Alberta Health Services may be accessed HERE.
To keep yourself familiar with up-to-date weather warnings, please click HERE.
For tips and information on what to do in certain weather conditions, please click HERE.
Other Information Sources and Contacts
The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) provides informational materials and resources to keep the public informed on a variety of topics ranging from fire prevention and safety, injury prevention, hazardous materials awareness, severe storm and flood preparedness, winter weather preparedness, self sufficiency for the first 72 hours after an emergency to pandemic flu preparedness, and more. Click HERE for all the information, articles and downloads. Information on general public safety and emergency planning can also be found here.
If you have any questions about the Town of Devon emergency preparedness, please contact the Director of Emergency Services at 780-987-8300.