Emergency Preparedness Week

Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.

Join us for Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week), a longstanding national event spanning over 25 years in Canada, held annually during the first full week of May.

Throughout EP Week, we will have daily tips to help you equip yourself with the knowledge to Be Prepared and Know Your Risks.

This year’s Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5 to 11, and the theme is ‘Be Prepared. Know Your Risks.’

We all have a responsibility to take action and become better prepared for the range of community emergencies that may affect Jasper. Your ability to look after yourself and your family for at least 72 hours will help focus our first responders on managing the emergency. Jasper's main risk is a wildfire, but other events like a dangerous goods spill, or severe weather could also impact our community.

Knowledge, awareness, and preparedness are our best tools to increase community resilience.

❗ Know the risks – if you know the hazards in your community, you know how to prepare for them.

❗ Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app – receive critical information about an immediate disaster and what action you need to take to stay safe. https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-emergency-alert.aspx

❗ Go to www.jasper-alberta.ca/p/alerts and sign up to receive municipal emergency alerts.

❗ Build a kit – have all of your important documents and supplies ready to go. It's easier to focus on your safety and well-being if you can grab your kit and go at a moment’s notice. Make an emergency plan – think about your personal needs to create an emergency plan that works for you and your family. Visit our website at jasper-alberta.ca/p/emergency-information and download the Evacuation Guide, or pick one up at the Jasper Activity Centre.

We would like to welcome you all to the Fire Hall (Emergency Services Building) on Tuesday, May 7 between 3:00pm and 7:00pm to ask any questions you may have regarding emergency management. We will be joined by Parks Canada, FireSmart Canada representative, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, CN Rail, Transmountain, and sprinkler protection demonstrations.

📢 Sign-Up for Municipal Emergency Alerts 📢

Sign up for the municipal emergency alert system to receive emergency information and updates.

We will be sending out a TEST ALERT on Thursday, May 9th at 3:00pm. 

𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

 Building a kit doesn’t have to be hard and doesn’t have to be done all at once.

✔ When you are grocery shopping, add some non-perishable food items to your cart.

✔ When tidying up at home, store any extra items with your emergency supplies.

✔ Make sure your emergency kit is easy to access and kept in a place that everyone in your household knows about.

If you only had 15 minutes notice to evacuate, what would you pack that you could not live without?

Watch the 60 second ‘What Goes In Your Emergency Kit’ video to get some ideas! 

Being wildfire ready can ease the stress of wildfire season.

Our customized Jasper evacuation guide has important information on: 

📢 Evacuation zones and alerts
📢 How to evacuate
📢 How to make an emergency plan
📢 How to build an emergency kit to be prepared

Click here to download the evacuation guide or pick one up at the Emergency Preparedness Week event at the fire hall today (Tuesday, May 7) from 3:00 to 7:00pm.


Watch these helpful videos on how you can prepare for a wildfire and a power outage.

Please note that in Jasper, Parks Canada is responsible for fighting wildfires (not Alberta Wildfire).

❗Evacuation Alerts & Evacuation Orders: 

What’s the difference, and how we will alert you. 

📢 An Evacuation Alert tells people to prepare for an evacuation. While you may not be in immediate danger, evacuating early may be the right choice depending on your circumstance. An Evacuation Alert indicates a serious situation is taking place and everyone should prepare to leave town if an Evacuation Order is issued. 

📢 An Evacuation Order tells people to evacuate within a specific timeframe. This may happen when there is little or no time to notify or following an Evacuation Alert. 

⚡❗ Both types of Alerts will be communicated on the Alberta Emergency Alert and on the municipal alert system. 

In addition to electronic alerts, the event of an Evacuation Order, the town siren will sound continuously and Incident Management staff will be deployed to go door knocking (time permitting) and patrol the streets to alert residents that it is time to go. 

Click here to download the Alberta Emergency Alert App  

Click here to sign-up for municipal emergency alerts  
Reminder of municipal emergency TEST ALERT at 3:00pm today

✍ Emergency Planning for Business 

In Jasper, there are many types of situations a business could face. 

Emergency situations - like a power outage, forest fire or chemical spill - can cause interruptions to a business' normal operations. These situations are hard on a business owner and the team of people who work there. 

What can businesses do to prepare?

Check out our Business Continuity Guidebook and Workbook to help prepare your business for any situation.