Emergencies can affect the safety of residents in our community. Incidents like wildfires, floods, power outages or transportation accidents could affect you and your family.
In Jasper, the most likely risks to community safety include:
The forest around Jasper has many dead trees from the mountain pine beetle. This has increased our communities’ fire risk.
In the event of a large wildfire, first responders will be busy fighting the fire. You should be ready to get out of Jasper and look after yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.
Toxic spills on the highway or railway can cause a risk to public safety. In the case of a spill, residents may need to evacuate or shelter in place.
How to shelter in place
To shelter in place means to stay indoors.
How to Shelter-in-Place at Home
- Close and lock all windows and outside doors.
- If you are told there is a danger of explosion, close the window shades, blinds or curtains.
- Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems. Close the fireplace damper.
- Get your emergency kit and make sure the radio is working.
- Make sure that you have your 72 hour kit.
- Listen for updates from local officials.
You can receive updates from the Municipality of Jasper alert system, and social media.
For more detailed information on how to shelter-in-place, visit the Alberta government's website.