Evacuation Preparation

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Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist - Download this PDF and fill it out!

Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist for Livestock - Download the PDF and fill it out!

Apart from personal items, pack enough supplies to sustain yourself/your family for up to a 72-hour period. Make sure you have sufficient fuel. 

Items to take with you: Have a grab-and-go kit. Include essential supplies, such as water, food, and first-aid supplies. See a full list of items on the back.

PLEASE NOTE: If the order for evacuation is given, a reception centre and an emergency update line will be set-up.
All evacuees will need to check in, even if they plan to leave the area and not stay at the reception centre. Evacuees can call the emergency update line.

Stay tuned to updates which will be available through local media and posted on the  Yellowhead County Website and Facebook page during an emergency or disaster:

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Additional Resources:

The Government of Canada's website for the Ministry of Public Safety. Lots of resources, guides, emergency kits, and more. - Livestock

Emergency Preparedness for Farm Animals - Information on knowing what risks you might be up against and what to consider, tips on making an emergency plan for your livestock, how to put together a farm emergency kit, and more. - FAQs

Answers to common questions to help you prepare for emergencies and disasters and learn about the various potential hazards and risks.

Alberta Emergency Management Agency

The Government of Alberta's agency for anything disaster and emergency related. Tips on how to create plans, make emergency preparedness kits, and more.

FireSmart Canada

Preparing for the threat of wildfire is a shared responsibility. From homeowners to industry and government we all have a responsibility to lessen the effects of wildfire. Find out how you can take steps to reduce the risks of wildfires for your home and property.

FireSmart online PDF Guides and Home Assessment Checklist

Alberta Wildfire

For wildfire updates, see the Alberta Wildfire website:


72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kits

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kits for 4 people or 2 people can be purchased from our Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) or directly from Red Cross Canada. Emergency Kit Storage Locations:

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and vehicles.
Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
Vehicle: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

Know your utility shutoffs. Learn now how to safely shut off all utility services in your home. Note: To turn off the gas you may need a special wrench.


If time allows, follow these steps to protect your home before an evacuation.

Inside the house

Shut all windows and doors, and lock the door when you leave

Remove window shades and curtains

Close metal shutters if you have them

Move furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors

Shut off gas at the meter and turn off pilot lights

Shut off the air conditioning


Gather patio furniture, children’s toys, trash cans, etc. from outside of the house and bring them inside or place them away from buildings and vegetation

Turn off propane tanks

Move propane barbeques away from buildings

Connect garden hoses for use by firefighters

Don’t leave sprinklers on or water running as they can affect critical water pressure

Leave exterior lights on


West Yellowhead 211

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Getting to know a new area can be tricky. So can seeking out resources you haven’t ever had occasion to use before, or finding your way as a young adult. Even harder is finding yourself in a situation where you need a little help, but don’t know where to turn. A new service offered by a coalition consisting of Hinton, Edson and Yellowhead County municipalities is aiming to make it all a little easier.

HEY211 is an easy to use, always available directory service now available in the West Yellowhead. Simply dialing 2-1-1 from any phone line in the area, land or cellular, will connect you with a live operator who is there to help you. Also available through this new service is a 24-hour anonymous chat service and an online directory. The service is accessible to teletype devices and offers support for many languages.

To find out more about HEY211, check out the 211 website.


Call 2-1-1 for a new information & referral line that connects essential community services to Hinton, Edson, and Yellowhead County residents who need them.

Using HEY211 is easy. Dial 211, confirm you’re a person by pressing 'one', and talk to the operator. They’ll know what area you’re calling from, and so will know which community’s resources to connect you with. And if your immediate community doesn’t have what you’re looking for, our directory will offer services in neighbouring communities, bridging the gap and bringing all three communities’ essential services into one convenient point of contact.



About The County

Yellowhead County was formed in the 1990’s and was formerly the Improvement District of Yellowhead No. 14. When ID No. 14 became incorporated as a municipal corporation on January 1, 1994, the new municipal corporation was called “Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94”. 

The Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 existed for 4 years. A trend was starting in the Province of Alberta where “Municipal Districts” were changing their names to “County’s”.  Many Municipal Districts in the Province found that outside of the municipal sector, most people did not know what a Municipal District was and found themselves explaining that it was the same as a County. The provincial legislation has also changed and allowed Municipalities to name themselves.  In July of 1998, the Municipal District of Yellowhead No. 94 became Yellowhead County.

For more tourist information please visit the follorwing sites:

Edson Chamber of Commence

Town of Hinton

Partners on the Pembina (Evansburg & Entwistle Chamber of Commerce)

County Offices


2716 - 1 Avenue,Edson,AB. T7E 1N9
Phone: 780-723-4800
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6030
Fax: 780-723-5066


53404 Rge Rd 92A,Wildwood,AB.
Phone: 780-325-3782
Toll Free 1-800-814-3935
Fax: 780-325-3783

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