Disaster Services is in place to work towards eliminating risks, and ensuring residents are as safe as possible in the event of a disaster.
As illustrated by the devastating Slave Lake wildfires, a disaster can strike at any time, and the Town of Edson is continuously working towards making the community as safe as possible through programs like FireSmarting, educating the public, and training staff to handle emergency situations.
In the event of an emergency the Town of Edson's Emergency Operations Centre will be located at the Civic Centre. If the Civic Centre is not an option the secondary site will be the Edson Fire Hall.
72 Hour Emergency Kits
Are you and your family prepared for an emergency? Will you be able to make it through the first 72 hours of an emergency with little to no help?
The Town of Edson Protective Services Department is urging residents to build and maintain a 72 hour emergency preparedness kit. Kits should contain enough supplies to keep you and your family safe and comfortable for a minimum of 72 hours and stored in easy to access locations such as a front closet.
Protective Services, in partnership with Citizens on Patrol, have purchased 200, 72 hour emergency bags for Edson residents. A brochure outlining what types of items to put in your kit will accompany the bag.
You can pick up your free bag at the Edson Fire Hall or the Town Office, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 4pm. These are available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.