Town of Canmore

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Exercise - Preparing For the Future
On the afternoon of Friday, June 3 and all day Saturday, June 4, the Town of Canmore and our mutual-aid partners will be conducting a mock-wildfire exercise to prepare local emergency response agencies to respond to a wildfire in the area.
Emergency personnel and equipment will be travelling throughout the Town of Canmore and Canmore Nordic Centre setting-up structure protection sprinkler systems and simulated road blocks.
There will be there will be simulated evacuation notices delivered to neighbourhoods north of 10 St that are between the Bow River and Policeman's Creek as well as all areas east of 8 Ave as far south as the Bow River Bridge. Also includes Industrial Place, the Canmore Recreation Centre, and Canmore Collegiate High School.   
Canmore residents can use this exercise weekend to practice what they would do if an evacuation alert was issued.  

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Town of Canmore Emergency Plans

The Town of Canmore regularly reviews and updates our comprehensive internal Municipal Emergency Management Plan. Every emergency is different, and there are plans and evacuation routes in place which are dependent upon the specific circumstances of the emergency. Sometimes those circumstances change quickly, and plans need to change. Residents need to be prepared with an emergency kit, know where to go to get emergency instructions and follow instructions when the time comes.  

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