Emergency Preparedness

Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Plan


Legal along with Bon Accord, Gibbons, Morinville, Redwater and Sturgeon County have cooperatively developed Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership (SREMP) with the support and approval from the Minister of Municipal Affairs. 

SREMP promotes increased co-ordination, co-operation, collaboration, capacity, and integration by all six member municipalities and the province during all phases of emergency management: planning and preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. The Plan also enhances emergency preparedness, public education, and common public messaging for each of the key hazards the region may face and will strengthen regional information sharing, communications, and joint planning, training, and exercises. 


  1. Emergency Management Bylaw #05-2019
  2. SREMP Agreement
  3. SREMP Emergency Action Guide - Everything you need to know about Emergency Preparedness in the Sturgeon Region

We are well into Alberta’s summer hazard season. If an emergency affects your area, you may need to act quickly. #BePrepared by:

Prepare to Respond

When building your plan consider the following:

- Build a map.
- Set a meeting place or muster point in case an evacuation is ordered.
- Create safe transportation methods.
- Ensure animals are visually identified (for example, ear tags, tattoos) whenever possible.
- Create an emergency contact list: Include neighbours, animal handlers/transporters, veterinarians, and feed suppliers.
- Store all records (animal ID, contact lists, and site map) onsite, offsite, and digitally.
- Work with your local emergency management office to learn what type of help will be available.

Want to be more prepared? The Government of Alberta developed the Be Prepared program to help. Visit alberta.ca/RuralPrep to learn more.


Visit https://www.alberta.ca/insurable-disasters to learn more. 

Preparing for Power Outages

Many of Alberta’s hazards, such as high winds, freezing rain, and flooding, can damage power lines causing power outages.

Outages can leave you without heat, hot water, lights, air conditioning, information services, and vital communication channels. Services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, and ATMs may be closed during an extended outage.

Actions to take before a power outage

Actions to take during a power outage

  • Activate and follow your emergency plan.
  • Get your emergency kit and keep it nearby.
  • If the power is still on in your neighbourhood but not in your home, check your breaker. Call your utility provider to determine if the interruption is widespread or only affecting your property.
  • Leave one light on inside and one light on outside so you and the utility worker will know when power has been restored.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Generators, camp stoves and barbecues do not belong indoors, and gas stoves and ovens are not a safe source of heat.
  • Listen to a local radio station for information from local authorities.

After a power outage

  • Unplug appliances and electronics before turning on the main power switch.
  • Allow the power to stabilize and wait 15 minutes before reconnecting tools and appliances.
  • Turn the essentials on first. Start with heat, followed by the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Connect with your utility provider for more information.
  • Check all food for signs of spoilage and damage. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • After 24 hours of no power, all refrigerated medication should be thrown out, unless the label says otherwise.

Printable resources

SREMP is a partnership between Sturgeon County, Morinville, Gibbons, Redwater, Bon Accord and Legal. These municipalities work together to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.

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