Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for a wildfire

Wildfire season 2021 is here. Are you ready? If a fire is near, protect yourself and loved ones by following directions from authorities and be prepared to evacuate. Individuals and families should be prepared to take care of themselves for at least 72 hours. Know the risks our community may face. 

Notifications about emergencies 

Go to www.jasper-alberta.com/notifyme and sign up to receive municipal emergency notifications by text or email.

Download the Alberta Emergency Alert app and set your location to Jasper.

Emergency notifications in the event of an evacuation alert or evacuation order will be broadcast on both platforms (municipal alert system and Alberta Emergency Alert)

These pages will also have up to date information on emergencies:


The Municipality of Jasper will issue two kinds of notices. Know the difference! 

Evacuation Alert:

 An Evacuation Alert tells people to prepare for an evacuation. If you are ready to go and can evacuate early, please do so.

Evacuation Order:

 An Evacuation Order tells people to evacuate immediately. This may happen in circumstances where there is little or no time to notify or following an Evacuation Alert.

More information on How to Evacuate and Evacuation Zones 

Make a plan

Get together with your family and loved ones and work on your emergency plan together. Make sure everyone understands what would happen and what to do in the event of a major emergency. Plan with your pets and other unique needs in mind. 

Use the resources below to make your plan:

Includes wildfire specific information and a basic emergency plan template

Get a Kit

Put together an emergency kit and keep it somewhere easy to get if you must evacuate. Make sure your emergency kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. 

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Learn what should be in your kit!

 Volunteer Opportunities 

ESS Volunteer Recruitment Poster

The Municipality of Jasper is seeking volunteers to help with Emergency Social Services.

Find out more about being an ESS volunteer:

Emergency Social Services

Vulnerable Persons Registry

The VPR is a free, voluntary and confidential service aimed at improving the safety of residents living at home who would be at greater risk during emergencies.

The VPR provides key information to local emergency services about vulnerable people within the community during local large-scale emergencies.

Find more information and register on the VPR information page