Getting prepared for emergencies
Neighbour Day - Emergency preparedness event
The City is holding a special one-day emergency preparedness event at the Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E. south parking lot) on June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will provide Calgarians the opportunity to learn how to prepare their household for emergencies, meet with local emergency service providers and develop new connections within the community. Learn more about Neighbour Day.
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Learn the basic actions you can take to prepare and protect yourself, your family and your home.
Explore our disaster risks
Use our Disaster Risk Explorer to learn about the risk of disasters in Calgary and what The City is doing to prepare for it.
Emergency action plan
Floods, fires, electrical outages and other disasters can occur at any time. While we might not be able to avoid these emergencies, we can be ready for them.
Ready Squad is a youth focused emergency preparedness program for kids ages 7 - 12. It teaches kids about which emergencies occur in Calgary and how to prepare for them.
Ready Calgary training
We offer e-learning emergency preparedness courses that help you develop skills to stay safe at home, at work, and in your community.
Businesses require additional preparation to deal with emergencies.
Types of emergencies
Emergency situations often occur without warning. You can lessen the impact of an emergency situation by knowing what to do before a disaster strikes.
Alerts and Notifications
There are many ways you can obtain information during an emergency. You can monitor local media through a television set or radio, check for alerts through social media and websites.
In the event of an emergency, responders may be busy assisting those in immediate danger. The 72-hour kit holds supplies to support you and your family in an emergency situation.
Prepare your family and home
Reduce the impact of an emergency situation for yourself and the family.
Prepare as a senior
Despite best planning, you might require help from others during an emergency.
Prepare as a person with a disability
Preparing may involve specific planning for persons with disabilities.