Alberta legislation requires each municipality to have an emergency management plan. Known as a Municipal Emergency Plan (MEP)
, the plan must include an Emergency Management Committee, an Emergency Management Agency and a Director of Emergency Management.
Committee membership consists of the Mayor or Deputy Mayor and has advisory members, the CAO, Directory of Emergency Management, Deputy Directors of Emergency Management and administrative support. The committee advises and reports to Town Council on the development of emergency plans and programs within the municipality.
The Agency consists of the many groups of people who carry out Council's statutory powers and obligations and mitigate the emergency. Staff from Fire, RCMP, Social Services, Transportation, Operational Services, Municipal Enforcement and outside government agencies, like Alberta Health Services (public health and EMS) make up agency members. The Director of Emergency Management is appointed by Council to ensure that the plan is administered.
Find out more about Alberta's Emergency Management Agency.
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