Emergency Management

Alberta's Emergency Management Act requires each municipality to have an emergency management plan. Known as a Municipal Emergency Plan (MEMP), the plan must include an Emergency Management Committee, an Emergency Management Agency and a Director of Emergency Management.

Emergency Management Committee

The committee includes the Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Director Emergency Management (DEM), along with administrative support. The committee advises and reports to Council on the development of emergency plans and programs within the municipality.

Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC)

The ECC uses the Incident Command System and is established to support the Incident Command Post for large or long duration emergency events. The ECC consists of groups of people who carry out Council's statutory powers and obligations and mitigate the emergency.  The ECC is made up of staff from a variety of departments.  

Cochrane Emergency Management Bylaw

Cochrane Municipal Emergency Management Plan

Find out more about Alberta’s Emergency Management Agency online. 

Are you prepared for an emergency? 

Explore the following links to discover information and resources on emergency preparedness. From building emergency kits, to creating evacuation plans, these resources will help you navigate emergency situations. 

Learn more about emergency preparedness