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Programs & Services

Emergency / Disaster Management

Emergency / Disaster Management (E/DM) is a division within Provincial Population & Public Health (PPPH) that focuses on effectively preparing for and managing emergencies and disasters as well as collaboratively supporting business / service continuity and recovery efforts.

Core functions of the Division include:

  • collaborating with zones, corporate and provincial portfolios to lead risk assessment, emergency and continuity planning, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts
  • supporting the implementation of site-specific emergency response codes and plans, site recovery plans and enterprise-wide departmental business continuity plans
  • managing the AHS strategic incident management network of command centres including the Provincial Emergency Coordination Centre, five Zone Emergency Operations Centres, and multiple site / service command posts
  • supporting design / development and sustainment of the Incident Management Operating System (IMOS)
  • facilitate the planning for recovery and continuity of critical business, facilities, equipment, and supplies, staffing and technology services in the event of a disruption
  • providing 24 / 7 on-call support and serving as the AHS single point of contact for external agencies for emergencies / disasters
  • facilitating post incident/exercise reviews, identifying areas for improvement, preparing reports detailing outcomes and actions for consideration, and tracking action items to closure
  • designing, delivering, and participating in internal exercises and tests and multi-agency exercises with municipalities and industry partners
  • standardizing and developing all E/DM and BCM education and training materials, online and in-person
  • engaging with government and community partners to support planning and preparedness activities, build relationships and processes to support inter-agency operability during an emergency, disaster, or disruption

Contact Details

Grande Prairie Provincial Building

Location Info
Suite 2101
10320 99 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8V 6J4
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Access

This service coordinates Alberta Health Service emergency/disaster response and does not interact directly with the public.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Provincial Population & Public Health