The Town of Bon Accord is part of the Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership (SREMP). In August 2017, the Regional Emergency Management Plan was finalized.
Staying cool in extreme heat
Did you know the Sturgeon region is one of the 10 hottest regions in Alberta?
This means we’re more likely to experience extreme heat, where temperatures reach at least 29 C during the day and 14 C at night for at least two days in a row.
Even if you love the warn weather, extreme heat can cause serious health impacts, including dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and possibly death. These impacts are more likely to impact the following groups:
- older adults (60+)
- infants and young children
- people who are pregnant
- people with pre-existing medical and mental health conditions
- outdoor workers
- people with reduced mobility
- people who live alone or are socially isolated
- people who live in high-density housing with no indoor cooling
- people with unstable housing
Before an extreme heat event
Being prepared for extreme heat events means you have a plan and the supplies to stay cool, hydrated and informed.
- Build an emergency kit.
- Make a household emergency plan.
- Get the latest weather advisories from Environment Canada; download the WeatherCAN app from the Apple Store or Google Play store.
- If you live alone, see if a friend, family member or neighbour can check in with you during an extreme heat event.
- Keep plenty of food, cool drinks and your medication on hand so you can limit going out during extreme heat events.
- Make ice and keep jugs of cool water in your fridge.
- Fill up your vehicle fuel tank in case you need to drive to a cooler place.
- Put up curtains, blinds or awnings on your windows to keep the heat out. You can also cover windows with cardboard.
- If possible, purchase fans and spray bottles to keep yourself cool. Consider installing a window air conditioner in at least one room. Make sure air-conditioners and fans are working well.
- If you don’t have an air conditioner, make a list of nearby places with air-conditioning, like shopping malls, libraries, swimming pools, community centres and places of worship.
During an extreme heat event
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before you feel thirsty and eat hydrating foods such as fruits and fresh vegetables. Avoid sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks as they cause dehydration.
- Stay cool indoors.
- Identify cooler areas in your home, such as a basement, or one room that can be kept cool. Consider using that space to sleep.
- If your home is too warm, consider leaving to stay with friends or family, or looking for public spaces with indoor cooling.
- Prepare meals that don’t need to be heated.
- Take cool showers or baths.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
- Avoid direct sun and rest often in shady areas. Lower your activity level and avoid strenuous activity during high heat.
- Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing that covers the skin, UV-protective sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
- Use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
- Never leave people or pets alone in a vehicle or in direct sunlight.
- Check in on family, friends and neighbours who are at a higher risk of heat illness or live alone.
Signs of heat-related illness to watch for
Keep an eye on yourself and others for any of the following symptoms, and call 911 if you have signs of heatstroke:
- High body temperature (above 39.4 C)
- Lack of sweat
- Confusion and lack of coordination
- Dizziness, fainting or unconsciousness
Learn more about heat-related illnesses.
- Extreme heat preparedness: before the heat
- Extreme heat information sheet: public
- Extreme heat information sheet: seniors
View the SREMP website to learn more about how you can get prepared for an emergency.
SREMP is a partnership between Sturgeon County, Morinville, Gibbons, Redwater, Bon Accord and Legal. These municipalities work together to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery from disasters.
The Town of Bon Accord is served by a Volunteer Fire Department.
If you are interested in volunteering, firefighters meet at the Fire Hall (5025 - 50 Avenue) every Tuesday at 7pm.
If you are interested in applying to become a paid, on-call firefighter click here to learn more and for an application form.
The Morinville RCMP detachment services the Town of Bon Accord.
Address: 10512 - 101 Avenue Morinville, AB T8R 1K9
Hours of Operation: General services - Monday to Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Non-emergency online crime reporting available here.
The RCMP have introduced a public-facing Crime Mapping Tool. This tool shows real-time crime reporting.
Please report any and all suspicious activity!
Emergency Preparedness is everyone's responsibility.
Planning to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours will help ensure your safety in the event of an emergency / disaster.
- Know the Risks
- Make a plan
- Get an emergency kit
For more information on how to prepare for an emergency / disaster situation click here.
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association (SRCWA) has been serving Sturgeon County since 1983. It is an all-volunteer, community-based service organization working in partnership with the Morinville RCMP, Morinville Protective Services, Sturgeon Victim Services, and Sturgeon County Protective Services. Our goal is to increase and strengthen crime prevention activities in Sturgeon County and its municipalities including the Town of Bon Accord through broad citizen participation for a safer rural community.
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