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Emergency Preparedness

Stay Current! Here are a few updates from the Emergency Management team:

- Wireless Alert Testing Update
  On November 28, 2018, at 1:55 PM local time, a test of the Alert Ready system will be conducted. This test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Please note, not all mobile devices will receive the test message. For general device compatibility, you can refer to the Alert Ready website at here. We recommend that you contact your wireless service provider with specific inquiries regarding public alerting services and device compatibility. Your provider will be best able to answer specific compatibility questions.

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. 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

General Inquiries:
Phone: 403-320-3800
Email: firedepartment@lethbridge.ca