Emergency Resources In Alberta

For those living with disabilities, injuries, illness, and chronic conditions having access to and knowledge of the various emergency resources and services in your area can make all the difference when it comes to either your or a loved one’s physical and mental health. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of resources below for residents of Alberta of emergency resources that may be helpful to you.

Emergency Resources Alberta

Province of Alberta Resources

Ambulance, Police, and Fire ………. 9-1-1
You can find out more about 9-1-1 initiatives in Alberta, the TEXT 9-1-1 program, and other information at the Alberta Emergency Management’s website.

Health Link ………. 8-1-1
Do you have a health concern about you or your child that is a non-emergency? This 24/7 health advice hotline includes a registered Nurse who will ask you to answer questions, assess your health problem, and determine the best care for you. For more information about Health Link, links to finding healthcare, and other health information and advice, visit the Health Link website.

Poison & Drug Information Service ………. 1-800-322-1414
This toll free hotline provides 24/7 expertise and advice on poisons, chemicals, medications and herbals. For more information about the hotline, what to expect when you call, who answers your call, FAQs, animals poisoning and more, visit the Poison & Drug Information Service website.

Mental Health Helpline ………. 1-877-303-2642
This 24/7 hotline is a toll for those calling in Alberta that offers a confidential, anonymous service which provides crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, and referrals to other agencies if needed.

Emergency Management 2-1-1
211 has proven to be a vital service during times of disaster by disseminating information to the public, referring people to the necessary services, and directing surges of donated items and volunteers to where they are needed most. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual, 24 hour information and referral system. For more information, visit the 2-1-1 website. 2-1-1 provides information on government and community based health and social services. 2-1-1 is available in certain regions across the province. For a full list of current regions and communities served, please see 2-1-1’s Communities Served page.

Energy & Environmental Response Line ………. 1-800-222-6514
This 24/7 toll free hotline allows you to report an energy or environmental emergency or complaint province-wide. For more information about the reporting process and what to expect when you call visit the Energy & Environmental Response Line website.

Alberta Emergency Alert
This online resource allows you to check for province-wide emergency alerts, provides information about emergency preparedness, and includes an option to sign up for real-time alerts and information.

Addiction Helpline ………. 1-866-332-2322
The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans. For more information visit the Alberta Health Services website.

Report A Wildfire ………. 310-FIRE (3473)
To report a potentially harmful wildfire, contact this 24/7 toll free hotline. For more information about wildfire statuses throughout the province of Alberta, fire advisories, restrictions, or bans, prevention, and more information visit the Alberta Wildfire website.

Canadian Red Cross ………. 1-866-797-0000
The Canadian Red Cross provides a range of resources including emergency and disaster services. To find out more information, find resources in your area visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

Regional Services

Lethbridge Police Service ………. 403-328-4444
Emergency Contact/Power Outage s………. 403-320-3940

Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat Police Service ………. (403) 529-8481
24-hour Water & Sewer Emergency Line ………. (403) 502-8042
Emergency Management ………. (403) 502-8712

RCMP Brooks Detachment ………. 403-794-4400

Calgary Police Service ………. (403) 266-1234
Non-Emergency Ambulance ………. (403) 261-4000
Calgary Emergency Management Agency
Power Outages ………. (403) 514-6100

RCMP Drumheller Detachment ………. (403) 823-7590

RCMP Banff Division ………. (403) 763-6600

Red Deer
RCMP Red Deer ………. (4030 343-5575
Emergency Services ………. (403) 346-5511

Edmonton Police Service ………. (780) 423-4567 or #377 (#377 access only within city limits)
Edmonton Emergency Relief Services ………. (780) 428-4422

St. Paul
RCMP St. Paul Division ………. (780) 645-8870

RCMP Bonnyville Division ………. (780) 343-7200

Cold Lake
RCMP Cold Lake Division ………. (780) 594-3302
Crisis Centre Helpline ………. (780) 594-3353

RCMP Athabasca Division ………. (780) 675-5122

RCMP Whitecourt Division ………. (780) 779-5900

Slave Lake
RCMP Slave Lake Division ………. (780) 849-3999

Grande Prairie
RCMP Grande Prairie Division ………. (780) 830-5701

Peace River
RCMP Peace River Division ………. (780) 624-6677

Fort McMurray
RCMP Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) Division ………. 780-788-4040

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