Emergency Preparedness Week: May 5 - 11, 2019
Friday, May 10
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Park Place Mall Atrium
501 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge
Power outages, floods, fires - emergencies happen when we least expect them.
Meet with the local emergency experts and learn what you and your family can do to prepare for an emergency!
Wireless Alert Testing Update
The Alert Ready emergency alerting system will be tested in all provinces and territories on
May 8, 2019, at 1:55 p.m., on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Not all mobile devices can receive alerts. Device compatibility, software version, phone settings and connection to an LTE network can impact whether the alert is received. If you have received an SMS text message notifying you of the test, it does not guarantee that you can receive these emergency alerts. For more information, about compatible devices, please visit the website of your wireless carrier.
Emergency management is a branch within Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services charged with creating the framework within which the City can reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Its intention is to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with an emphasis on increasing capacities to cope with hazards and disasters. There are four phases involved:
Mitigation: addresses the causes of a disaster and employs actions aimed at reducing the likelihood it will occur or limit its impact.
Preparedness: actions which seek to protect lives, property, and the environment. These actions consist of plans, procedures and resource development in advance
Response: begins when an event occurs. A response is the timely application of preparedness activities in a role aimed at protecting the population, limiting damage, and stabilizing the incident.
Recovery: begins as the disaster is ending and continues until the community returns back to normal. Immediate goals are often to restore infrastructure within the community, but the overarching goal is the return of the community's quality of life.
Contact Emergency Management