You may be instructed to shelter-in-place if contaminants are released into the environment. This means you must remain inside your home or office and protect yourself there.

City officials will make every effort to keep people informed if they are located in an area that is at risk. This may be done through an Alberta Emergency Alert on local radio stations or by signing up to receive alerts directly on your phone or computer, local media updates, information delivered door-to-door or through Emergency Services personnel.


If you are advised to shelter-in-place:

  • Close and lock all windows and exterior doors
  • Turn off all fans, heating and air-conditioning systems to avoid drawing in air from the outside
  • Close the fireplace damper
  • Get your emergency kit and make sure the radio is working
  • Go to an interior room that's above ground level (one without windows if possible)
  • Use duct or other wide tape to seal all cracks around the door and any vents into the room
  • Continue to monitor your radio or television until you are told it is safe or are advised to evacuate

Learn what to do after a disaster.



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