Local Emergency & Disaster Services
What is a disaster? A disaster is classified as a great loss of life, damage or hardship unforeseen that occurs suddenly. The services are to aid in an act of help or assistance.
The main responsibility of Smoky River Disaster Services is planning for and responding to large-scale emergencies in McLennan and Smoky River Region.
The Town of McLennan has a Disaster Service Plan to provide a prompt and coordinated response to a disaster affecting the citizens of McLennan. Town officials will make every effort to keep people informed if they are in an area that is at risk.
This may be done through Alberta Emergency Alert, local media, and emergency services personnel.
Download now the Alberta Emergency Alert app on your phone.
Refer to and keep up to date with local emergencies. http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/content/about/signup.html
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if you did not have water, gas, electricity or telephones after a major emergency?
No matter how well your community has planned their response to a disaster, in the event of a large-scale incident, first response resources may quickly become overwhelmed. To ensure the safety and well-being of you and your family, you should prepare now to take care of your own basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a major disaster.
Alberta Government Emergency Preparedness: http://www.aema.alberta.ca/plan-and-prepare