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An Emergency Management Plan has been created to deal with any potential emergencies or disasters that may occur within or around the Town of Grande Cache.  An Emergency Management Plan is essential in order to properly prepare and respond to any major crisis and to provide a prompt and coordinated response to emergencies affecting the community.  Click here to view the Emergency Management Bylaw.

TELMATIK - A NEW Way to communicate with residents in the event of an emergency in 2017
The Town of Grande Cache is in the process of implementing an automated messaging service to help join all citizens quickly and efficiently in case of an emergency and/or public notification.  Examples of public notifications could be boil water advisories, evacuation due to forest fire, temporary interruption of the water supply, smoke detector battery change, etc. 
 
In addition to being efficient and reliable regardless of the situation, Telmatik offers our community a powerful mass messaging platform able to broadcast messages using the following channels:
 
  • Landline
  • SMS (text messages)
  • Automated calls including
    • messages reading by an electronic voice system
    • reading of a previously recorded audio message
    • confirmation option enabling the citizen to confirm message reception
    • option to leave a message on voice mail system
    • by default, your landline phone number would be registered.  However, you can change this at anytime to your preferred communication channel and details using the link at the following webform
  • Allows us the possibility to send a message to be broadcasted to any contact or to pre-determined groups
  • Please edit your detailed information on how you would like to be contacted by visiting the following webform

 

How would you be notified if we had to Evacuate the Town of Grande Cache:   

The following procedure would be followed in the event that Residents of the Town of Grande Cache had to be evacuated. 
An evacuation warning would be issued first- usually on one-three hour notices.
The evacuation would go out by:

  • Radio (Monitor Eagle Radio-93.3 FM)
  • Facebook (Alberta Emergency Alert & Alberta Emergency Alert App, Town of Grande Cache)
  • Town website (www.grandecache.ca)
  • Local paper
  • Loud hailer from RCMP
  • Door to door
  • Word of mouth usually works the fastest

 Residential: Evacuation Advice Checklist

  • If time is available or notice of intent to evacuate the area(s) is given, the following preparations should be immediately undertaken by residents:
  • Alert all family members, immediately!
  • Maintain constant knowledge of whereabouts of all family members.
  • Private motor vehicles should be prepared and fueled.
  • Emergency supplies should be readied.
  • Secure or prepare to secure your home on departure.

Resources:

72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) advises that you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. If a disaster happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you as they help those in desperate need.

By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Use this guide to create your own emergency plan. Use the checklists to build a 72-hour emergency kit. These basic steps will help you to take care of yourself and your loved ones during an emergency. To see the guide in detail, please follow the link to the Alberta Emergency Management Agency website at http://www.aema.alberta.ca/personal-emergency-preparedness

 

Who depends on you in 72?

Emergency Preparedness Week is 1-7 May each year. This is a time for families and communities to think about being prepared for those emergencies that will have an impact on our lives. The following links provide concise information guides and thoughtful reminders of emergency preparedness as well as some steps on how to build a 72 hour kit.

Kids       Pets & Farm Animals        Your Community       At Work       Individuals

 

Alberta Emergency Alert

The Alberta Emergency Alert is a part of the disaster response system in the event of a major public emergency. This new system evolved from the original Emergency Public Broadcast System which was developed following the 1987 Edmonton tornado.

The Alberta Emergency Alert gives local authorities immediate access to social media including radio, television, Alberta Emergency Alert website, Facebook and Twitter. In a disaster or major emergency, authorities can provide the public with information and instructions that will allow them to take necessary actions to protect themselves. For more information on the Alberta Emergency Alert service, please click HERE.

 

How to Stay connected:
 
Evacuation notices would also be available through Alberta Emergency Alert.   You can subscribe to receive the alerts at or visit them on Facebook at Alberta Emergency Alert.

Alberta Wildfire  - Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation, conditions & hazards by visiting: or Facebook:  Alberta Wildfire.

Alberta Wildfire FREE App downloads available
Download for ITunes or IPad
Download for Android
Emergency Updates  

AMBER Alerts - Missing Kids Canada
AMBER Alert is a program that allows police to request critical public assistance when a child has been abducted and a life is in danger.  For more information and to sign-up for the AMBER Alert mobile service, please visit

Alberta Health Services - Active Health Advisories
Active health advisories issued by Alberta Health Services may be accessed.

Weather Warnings
To keep yourself familiar with up-to-date weather warnings.
For tips and information on what to do in certain weather conditions.

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)
Provides informational materials and resources to keep the public informed on a variety of topics ranging from fire prevention and safety, injury prevention, hazardous materials awareness, severe storm and flood preparedness, winter weather preparedness, self-sufficiency for the first 72 hours after an emergency to pandemic flu preparedness, and more available at aema.alberta.ca

If you have any questions about Grande Cache emergency preparedness, please contact the Manager of Protective Services at 780-8247-3362 ext. 34.