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 Plan (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. 

Resources

  1. Emergency Management Bylaw #04 2016
  2. SREMP Agreement

Emergency Preparedness

How do I find out if there is an emergency happening in my area?

During an event it is extremely important to keep informed with accurate and timely information. Emergency response teams will work very hard at providing that information through a number of channels and you are encouraged to use them all. The Town of Legal has a number of ways to communicate with residents during an emergency:

In the event of a disaster

Information will be made available

  • on the Town of Legal website (www.legal.ca)
  • on the Town of Legal social media sites: Facebook and Instagram
  • sent to all local media outlets
  • on the NC CAER UPDATEline at 1-866-653-9959; provides information on current industrial site activities in the region that you may be curious about, such as unusual loud noises or alarms, prolonged flares, smoke or fire, traffic levels coming to and from a plant or smells that are prolonged. Industry is responsible for posting information about training or drills which may affect surrounding neighbourhoods.
  • door-to-door visits by emergency personnel (if necessary)

Other sources to receive emergency information

72 Hour Kit

Are you prepared in case of an emergency or disaster? Learn how to build your own Emergency Preparedness Kit. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies. Individuals and families should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours.

Pet Preparedness

Natural Disasters & Emergencies can happen at any point in time and being prepared can save lives! If you are one of the millions of Canadians with pets: Our pets are part of our families and we want to make sure you and your pets are ready in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Being prepared to take your pet in emergency situations can make it much easier in the event of having to evacuate with your pets. Pets should not be left behind if at all possible. If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for them.

Click here for a checklist on what to have ready for your pets.

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