Local authorities will have until January 1, 2020 to meet the requirements of the regulation
Amendments to the Emergency Management Act
came into force on November 19, 2018, which provided authority to create a new regulation to give clearer direction on emergency management practices for municipalities. The Order in Council was signed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council on November 27, 2018 enacting the Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation
. The regulation provides greater clarification regarding:
- Emergency management committees;
- Emergency management agencies;
- Regional collaboration;
- Training requirements;
- Emergency management plans; and,
- Emergency management exercises.
A Local Authority Emergency Management Regulation Summary
and a Frequently Asked Questions document
Questions regarding these changes and how they impact your municipality can be directed to local Alberta Emergency Management Agency Field Officers or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local authorities will have until January 1, 2020 to ensure that they meet the requirements established in the regulation.
For enquiries, please contact:
Director of External Relations & Advocacy