Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness

In all emergencies, dial 911

Major emergencies or disasters can happen anywhere, any time, or any place. Although we may not be able to avoid an occurrence, we can be prepared.  The Town of Olds has an Emergency Management Team, comprised of the Olds Fire Department, Olds RCMP Detachment, Emergency Health Services, Municipal Enforcement, Town of Olds Administration staff, and Mutual Aid partners. The Town of Olds has an Emergency Response Plan in place and is a member of the Mountain View Regional Emergency Management Agency.

Town of Olds Emergency Management

Phone: 403-556-6981
E-mailEmergency Management 

What We Do

  • Review annual Risk Assessments to determine potential threats in our region;
  • Ensure mitigation measures are in place to minimize risk when possible;
  • Ensure plans are in place to provide municipal support in an emergency situation;
  • Train and educate regularly throughout the year;
  • Respond to an emergency;
  • Support recovery efforts after an incident;
  • Ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the Town of Olds.

Keeping Yourself Informed

Alberta Emergency Alerts

The Town of Olds uses  Alberta Emergency Alerts to notify people when a disaster or emergency is occurring. Signing up to receive this information directly will ensure you are better informed about possible potential risk to your health, safety, or community. Tune into local radio stations 96.5 CKFM and Rock 104.5 for additional emergency information.

Social Media Updates

The Town of Olds Facebook social media stream is our primary notification for any emergencies that may arrise. Ensure you "like us on Facebook" to receive important municipal information and updates.

Information Line

If needed, the Town of Olds has the ability to set up a 24-hour call centre and information line: 403-556-6981.  

Preparing For An Emergency

During an emergency, your first responsibility is to yourself and your family. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. Find out about risks in our region and how to prepare for different situations. When disaster strikes, you may not be able to rely on normal services and infrastructure, which may be disrupted temporarily or on a large scale. You may have to look after yourself for an extended period of time.

No community is equipped to handle all the demands of a catastrophe. Make a plan for what your family will do and have a 72-hour kit, with enough non-perishable food, water, medication, warm clothing ,and comfort items for all family members. 

Preparedness on a budget. Here are some ideas on how to start preparing without spending a lot of money.

Useful Emergency Information Links and Apps