In the Event of a Local Emergency
- If you are asked to evacuate during an emergency, immediately follow the instructions of all emergency personnel.
- If you need immediate assistance, call 9-1-1.
- Please stay tuned to radio, TV, Alberta Emergency Alerts, or your Voyent Alert! app for the latest information and updates.
To get the latest information during an emergency, sign up to receive notifications or follow the following sites:
The Chestermere Emergency Management Agency (CHEMA) is run by the City of Chestermere and exists to coordinate disaster assistance and relief efforts in the event of a city-wide emergency. CHEMA meets regularly to discuss emergency prevention, plan responses, determine relief efforts and ensure agreements are in place with partner organizations.
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 Emergency Command Centre if necessary.
- Recovery - the process of returning to a "normal" state after a disaster has occurred. This would include rebuilding a community.
If you have any questions about CHEMA, please call the City at (403) 207-7050.
Preparing for an Emergency
72 Hour Kits:
In the event of an extended emergency, you may be asked to stay in your home with your family for up to 72 hours.
- Build an emergency kit – includes printable brochures and checklists for family, pet, farm animal and vehicle preparedness
Ensure that you are prepared by having a 72-hour kit ready with the following:
Hazard preparedness- includes information about hazards in Alberta including:
- Learn more about preparing your family for an emergency at www.getprepared.gc.ca
- Find out tips and tools for emergency preparedness at do1thing.com
- You can also download Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Information here
- 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
- 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