Coaldale Emergency Management

Mission Statement

Mission: Our mission is to enhance public safety of Town residents by preparing for, responding to and recovering from large scale emergencies and disasters. We do this through a continuous cycle of building hazard specific plans; training of staff and volunteers; testing the plans via exercises and making changes to the hazard plans as required.

Emergency Management Team

The Town of Coaldale’s Emergency Management team is committed to working diligently with numerous groups to provide emergency management public safety to town residents.  The team collaborates with the various town departments, Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) – such as Red Cross, Government of Alberta departments, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge County staff, Town volunteers, Town businesses, church groups, RCMP, Fire, schools, medical facilities, lodges and others to ensure we are prepared for large scale emergencies and disasters. Our goal is to be well prepared so we can respond effectively and then recover quickly from emergency incidents.

The Town recently completed a Hazard Impact Risk Assessment and we are now in the process of creating an all-hazards plan for the town. Once completed, we’ll continue to provide skill and knowledge training to Town staff and volunteers, complete training exercises and re-evaluate and improve our emergency plans. A copy of the Town of Coaldale’s Emergency Management Bylaw can be found HERE.

Clayton Rutberg
Director of Emergency Management

Julie Garbutt
Emergency Services Coordinator

Emergency Preparedness – Alerts

There are many ways you can obtain information during an emergency or disaster. You can monitor local media through a television set or radio, you can check for alerts through social media and you can monitor the situation on various websites.

Alberta Emergency Alert

Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to warn people about potential risks to their health and safety. By signing up to receive this information directly, you will be better informed and better prepared. You can follow Alberta Emergency Alert on Twitter @AB_EmergAlert​, or download their app for iPhone  or Android devices or visit their website for more information.

You can also surf Environment Canada’s website for weather ALERTS.

Family Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness starts with you and your family. It is easy as one, two, three…

Looking for additional information?

Is your family prepared?  Take 20 minutes to make your family plan, and practice it regularly

What do I do with my pets in an emergency?

The Public safety Canada website provides emergency preparedness information to the public.

What to do if you experience flooding.