Rocky View County, Tsuut’ina Nation and the Canadian Red Cross are advising residents that they will be conducting an emergency management exercise in Bragg Creek on April 21.
The drill, which is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will replicate an emergency personnel wildfire response, which will implement the evacuation plan for the greater Bragg Creek area.
The exercise, which will require no public participation, gives Rocky View County, the Tsuut’ina Nation, the Canadian Red Cross and other partners the opportunity to practice a joint response to identify opportunities and challenges in 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 provide residents with the help they need in a real emergency. Thank you to the staff and volunteers of all participating groups for your work in ensuring emergency preparedness throughout the county,” Rocky View County Mayor Don Kochan said in the statement.
Bragg Creek residents should be aware of an increased emergency response presence in the area and prepare for potential disruptions and delays on April 21.
Although this is not a true emergency, it is an opportunity for residents to prepare by signing up for emergency alerts through the county’s Safe and Sound notification system; building and maintaining emergency kits; create an emergency plan and practice the plan with your family; and review insurance policies to ensure sufficient coverage is available to protect your family and property.