Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13)

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

  1. Know the risks
  2. Make a plan
  3. Get an emergency kit

To highlight the event, the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department, in partnership with the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Fighters Association Local 5277, have organized some special events at the Walter Thomas Fire Station, 10099 – 93 Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Jr. Fire Fit Course - May 7 @ 1-4pm

FSFD will host an open house with hot chocolate and coffee for all who attend. Children age 10 and younger are invited to participate in an interactive, challenging and fun Jr. FireFit Course. Come out and cheer on our future firefighters!

BBQ & Touch-A-Truck - May 13 @ 12-3pm

Join us for free hotdogs, juice and coffee for the first 250 people at the parking lot of the Walter Thomas Fire Station. From noon – 3pm FSFD will have our engine on display for the kids to take photos and interact with our emergency responders.

Colouring Contest - May 7

Open to all children 12 years and under, kids can pick up a colouring page at the Fire Station and enter to win a gift basket donated by FSFD and Local 5277. Contest rules are located on the flip side of the entry. Colouring pages can be picked up on May 7 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Fire Station or downloaded below. Entries must be dropped off at the Fire Station by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 in order to enter the contest.

Download the EP Week Colouring Page

For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week, visit getprepared.ca.


City of Fort Saskatchewan's Emergency Management Agency is comprised of a group of key administrative staff which plans, organizes and manages the prompt and coordinated response to major emergencies affecting our community. The Agency is headed by the Director of Emergency Management.

Community members will be notified of an emergency through the following:

  • Fort Sask Alert System – sends notifications to those who sign up to the system
  • UPDATEline: 1-866-653-9959 (24 hour phone line)
  • Community Warning Sirens –there are 3 in the city

Sign up for Fort Sask Alerts

Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) leads the coordination and co-operation of all organizations involved in emergencies and disasters. This includes emergency and disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Emergency and disaster preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. Be ready. With a little preparation, you can respond quickly to help yourself and others. Understand the risks in your area, create a household emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

Mandatory Reporting of Dangerous Goods Release or Fire Damage

The Fire Services Bylaw requires the owner of a property within the City of Fort Saskatchewan, or authorized agent of the owner, to report to the City, any accidental or unplanned release of a dangerous good, and/or of any property damaged by fire.

Additional Resources

Government of Canada Emergency Preparedness Guide

Shelter-In-Place