The Emergency Services department is comprised of a team of dedicated and professional staff who commit themselves daily to safeguarding those who live, work and play within our borders. Through education, inspection, enforcement, community relations and emergency response, the Emergency Services department is tasked with maintaining the health, safety and quality of life of the region.
This department is comprised of three primary sections: Bylaw Enforcement, Protective Services and Animal Control. Together, these departments serve the community by providing health and safety, animal control, enforcement of provincial statutes and municipal bylaws, emergency management, education, prevention and cooperative support with local RCMP and other government agencies.
Get on the Grid
Expect the best. Plan for the worst.The boreal region of Lesser Slave River is certainly beautiful. However, the proximity of many communities to forested areas can pose a threat to lives, homes and livelihoods when certain conditions conspire. Here are a few simple steps you can take to safeguard your family both before and during an emergency situation.
01 Make sure your family’s current contact information is on file with the MD’s Emergency Notification System, which will automatically call in the case of an emergency. The interactive enrolment form is in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.
03 Monitor local radio stations such as Lake FM (92.7) for breaking news or instructions related to an emergency event.
04 Download the Alberta Wildfire app from iTunes or Google Play (depending upon your device) for real-time alerts on wildfires throughout the province.
What happens if evacuation becomes necessary?
01 Know the location of the evacuation centre closest to your community. There are several throughout the community, and they are listed in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.
02 Create your own 72-hour emergency kit to ensure you have certain necessities at a moment’s notice. A checklist can be found in the Emergency section of mdlsr.ca.
Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River