Emergency Management

Red Deer County has an Emergency Management Team, comprised of staff, contracted agencies, and Mutual Aid partners.

Red Deer County has a state of the art Emergency Coordination Center (ECC), which not only serves as a place for the County's emergency management staff to operate effectively in times of crisis, but is also available to other municipalities to utilize. With SMART Board technology, interactive mapping, audio conferencing, and multiple display capabilities, Red Deer County is ready to effectively manage any emergency situations that may come our way.

Risk Assessment

A county-wide risk assessment is continually updated for Red Deer County. This assessment provides data to enable County Council to set priorities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major incidents within the County.

By knowing what hazards are throughout the County, we can ensure there are adequate resources to deal with any incident, either through the use of the County's staff and equipment, contracted agencies or mutual aid partners.

Red Deer County appreciates all the dedicated partners that are in place to protect our County, because without them, the job couldn't be done.

Public Events in Red Deer County

For events big and small, it is crucial to share information with First Responders like County Fire, Patrol, and the RCMP to minimize or prevent the loss of life and property. Red Deer County’s Public Events Bylaw helps create a culture of proactive safety and emergency management, and most importantly information sharing.

Part of the Public Event application process is an EAP (Emergency Action Plan), which has three main benefits:
1) Assists in identifying risks or potential risks.
2) Assists in identifying what measures need to be put in place for the protection and well-being of the public who will be attending the Public Event.
3) Identifies individuals/groups/organizations roles and responsibilities.

The bylaw also includes a list of exempted public events which do not require an application fee. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Emergency Management Officer Tina Colberg at 403.348.2036 or tcolberg@rdcounty.ca
Public Events Bylaw
Public Events Application
Public Events Emergency Action Plan
Public Events Road Use Agreement

Flooding (Water Seepage) Resources

What to do if you experience flooding:
  • If you experience overland flooding (water seepage), contact your insurance provider immediately.
  • If your insurance provider informs you that the damages are uninsurable under your policy:
    • Ask for a letter stating that the damages are not covered by your policy.
    • Contact Red Deer County Emergency Management.
  • Begin clean up and restoration immediately to ensure the protection of your family's health and to prevent further damages to your home and belongings.
  • If you have a water well, have your water tested by Alberta Health Services to ensure that your drinking water has not been compromised.
  • Document everything related to the flooding:
    • If possible take photos of the damages.
    • Create a detailed list of damages.
    • Keep receipts for any out of pocket expenses related to the clean-up and restoration of your property.