Town of Canmore

Emergency Response Plans - Extreme Heat & Wildfire Smoke

We are developing Emergency Response Plans for Extreme Heat and Wildfire Smoke, as well as a report with recommendations for what can be done to adapt our town to the risks of extreme heat and wildfire smoke.  

Through this process, we will complete a review of the extreme heat and wildfire smoke risks to the Town of Canmore. This includes identification of the risk of these events occurring over time, areas of town that are most vulnerable to these hazards, individuals who may be most impacted, and measures the Town of Canmore could take to prepare for, adapt to, and mitigate the risks associated with these events. 

Background

The Town of Canmore’s Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA) review, conducted through the Town’s Emergency Management Agency, has identified several natural hazards and risks to the community. Two of the top ranked natural hazards identified through this process were extreme heat and wildfire smoke. 

Get Involved

Through a community survey and targeted stakeholder engagement, we will seek to understand how extreme heat and wildfire smoke events impact the community, so that these impacts are understood and considered in the final Emergency Response Plans. Engagement will take place from January 23 - February 10, 2023 and will include:

Online engagement - To visit the engagement page and take the survey click here. Open until noon on February 10, 2023.

Open House - January 25, 2023, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Canmore Recreation Centre.

Contact us

If you have any additional questions regarding the Extreme Heat and Wildfire Emergency Response Plans project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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