What is emergency management?
Emergency management is the ongoing process of planning and allocating resources to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. A disaster is an emergency that exceeds the communities' resources.
There are four phases of emergency management
- Prevention - actions taken to prevent or mitigate the impact of disasters (reduce risk).
- Preparedness - measures taken by individuals and communities to prepare for the occurrence of a hazard event.
- Response - timely and effective actions taken during an event such as emergency response and using the SCAR Notification System if necessary.
- Recovery - the process of returning to a "normal" state after a disaster has occurred. This would include rebuilding a community.
Municipal District of Taber is prepared; staff and community members are trained in emergency management roles and responsibilities and relationships are continually being fostered with community groups. MD of Taber also works closely with industrial and mutual aid partners on emergency and response plan training exercises.
Learn more about the Emergency Management Bylaw No 1959.
Below includes a list of helpful links to preparedness materials from the Alberta Emergency Management Agency.
- Hazard preparedness - includes multiple pages dedicated to hazards in Alberta with preparedness tips and 60-second video clips that are sharable on social media including:
- Build an emergency kit – is our most popular page and includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness
- Pet Preparedness – includes tools and materials to help keep pets safe and comfortable, before, during and after an emergency
- Farm animals and livestock – includes tools and materials to help keep farm animals and livestock safe if you need to shelter in place or evacuate
- Raise awareness in your community – includes tools and materials for communities to raise awareness, including info on emergency preparedness week, #PrepareYourSelfie campaign, and 60-second videos that are sharable on social media
- Make an emergency plan – includes an emergency preparedness guide, tips on how to communicate during an emergency and information relating to pets, children and a guide for people with disabilities
- Emergency preparedness – includes hazard info and general emergency preparedness information including shelter-in-place and evacuation fact sheets