Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management

The Regional Director of Emergency Management, manages the County's Municipal Emergency Management Plan and is responsible for disaster recovery efforts in the event of a local disaster. 

Close ties are maintained with the incorporated municipalities within the County's boundaries to ensure a coordinated response in the event of an emergency. In addition, mutual aid agreements are in place with surrounding municipalities for additional assistance if required.

For more information visit www.besc.ca, call 780-336-3041 or email info@besc.ca. For emergencies, call 911. 

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing in advance for emergencies and disasters can keep you safe and more comfortable, and help you get back to your normal life and work more quickly. It also helps others as emergency responders can focus on helping those who need it the most.

To be prepared, you need to know what to do, where to go, and have enough supplies for a week or more. Supplies include food, water, medications and important documents. Include supplies for your pets as well.


Stay Informed

Beaver Emergency Services Commission

Beaver County

Alberta Emergency Alert

Emergency alerts are issued to provide the public with critical information about an immediate threat, where it is occurring, and what action to take.

Alert Levels

Critical Alerts

Critical alerts are Broadcast Intrusive alerts sent out when:

  • there is a threat to human life
  • the threat is immediate – now or in the next hour or less
  • there is advice and instructions that can be given to the public to save lives

A Broadcast Intrusive alert distributes to the public by:

  • Wireless Public Alert SMS Text
  • Alberta Emergency Alert Mobile App
  • Radio and Television
  • Social Media (such as Facebook, Twitter)
  • Road Signage
  • RSS Feed

Advisory Alerts

Advisory alerts are Non-Broadcast Intrusive alerts.

An Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) Authorized User may issue a live Non-Broadcast Intrusive alert using National Public Alerting System (NPAS) if the observed threat is possible but not actual and/or immediate. These alerts advise the public to prepare to take immediate action.

  • Live Non-Broadcast Intrusive alerts should only be issued for threats to human life for which advice can be provided to save lives.

Non-Broadcast Intrusive Alerts go out to the public by:

  • Alberta Emergency Alert Mobile App
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • RSS Feed

511 Alberta

For up to date road information including closures and delays head to 511 Alberta.






Emergency Information for Farmers and Ranchers

Emergencies and disasters such as barn fires, wildfires, blizzards or floods are common risks in agricultural communities across Alberta. Being prepared will help you protect your farm animals, livestock and property so you can overcome unexpected situations as quickly as possible.

Farmers with questions about business risk management should:

Agriculture and Irrigation share pertinent emergency-related information on their social media channels:

In the event of an evacuation farmers and ranchers:

  • Should visit alberta.ca/emergency to and find the most up-to-date information on the current wildfire situation.
  • Can contact the wildfire resource line at 310-4455 with agriculture and livestock related questions.
  • Should register online or at the reception centre identified for their community so staff can quickly assist them and connect them with the resources they need.


Agricultural societies and auction markets may have room for livestock evacuated from wildfire areas, and may be able to help connect livestock owners with transport: