Rocky View County, Tsuut'ina Nation, and the Canadian Red Cross are letting residents know they will be conducting an Emergency Management Exercise in Bragg Creek on April 21.
The exercise, set to take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will replicate a wildfire response from emergency personnel, who will implement the evacuation plan for the greater Bragg Creek area.
The exercise, which will not require any public participation, gives Rocky View County, Tsuut'ina Nation, the Canadian Red Cross, and other partners the opportunity to practise a joint response to determine opportunities and challenges within emergency management and evacuation plans, according to a press release.
“A natural disaster can strike at any time. Planned training exercises are essential to ensure we are ready and coordinated to offer residents the assistance they need during a real emergency. Thank you to the staff and volunteers from all participating groups for your work to ensure emergency preparedness throughout the County,” said Rocky View County Mayor Don Kochan, in the release.
Residents of Bragg Creek should be aware of an increased emergency response presence in the area and prepare for possible disruptions and delays on April 21.
While this is not a real emergency, it is an opportunity for residents to be prepared by signing up for emergency alerts through the County’s Safe and Sound notification system; building and maintaining emergency kits; creating an emergency plan and practising the plan with your family; and reviewing insurance policies to ensure sufficient coverage is available to protect your family and property.