Emergency Services & Emergency Preparedness


Please utilize the 911 number for emergencies only.  

The County of Northern Lights is served via the Grande Prairie Fire Department Dispatch, which has real-time information on the location of medical emergency services for the efficient deployment of resources within the North Peace Country.


Health Link Alberta - a 24/7 nurse telephone advice and health information service centre, services to all of Alberta. You can call from anywhere in the province by dialling: 8-1-1.



Emergency Preparedness starts with you! Read below to learn about 72 Hour kits, the Alberta Emergency Alert system and more!

Emergency Preparedness Guide: Check out the County's Emergency Preparedness guide here.

GetPrepared.gc.ca: The Government of Canada's emergency preparedness website, GetPrepared.gc.ca and guides, are helpful for residents. 

Alberta.ca/BePrepared: The Government of Alberta Emergency Preparedness website provides guides and resources for emergency preparedness.

Farm and Livestock Emergency Preparedness: Safeguard your animals, property, and your livelihood by taking precautions before a disaster strikes. It’s important to know what risks you might be up against and what to consider when you have livestock. Check out the Farm and Livestock Emergency Preparedness Guide here.

72-Hour Kits: You will need some basic supplies in an emergency. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

Alberta Emergency Alert: Disasters can occur anywhere, at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure you are prepared if a disaster occurs. Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to assist you—providing critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is happening and what action you need to take. 

Wildfire: Did you know that approximately 8,000 wildfires occur in Canada yearly and that human-caused fires make up 55% of all fires? Learn more about fire behaviour, fire bans and advisories on the Alberta Wildfire website.

FireSmart: Want to learn how to make your home FireSmart? You can assess your home and yard through the structure and site hazard assessment form and the area assessment form.






Did you know you can help protect your home during wildfire season by following 'FireSmart' steps?

Here are some suggestions for you!

  • Keep grass green around structures by watering frequently. If you have sprinklers, have them set up or ready to be set up in the yard if needed.
  • If you have a dugout and a pump, have it set up and ready to use. Your local fire department may need to use it to hit hot spots or supply sprinkler systems.
  • Keep flammable materials at least 10 feet away from your home, or cover them with a tarp. Examples: wood piles, wood dog houses, tires etc.
  • Keep clutter off decks.
  • Put flammables like gas cans in sheds.
  • Trim pine tree branches to be 5 feet off the ground. Trees that are close to homes frequently catch fire and spread to the home.
  • If you need to move animals, have equipment ready. If you cannot move animals, let the fire department know.
  • If you have access to a tiller, till unseeded or hay fields all the around the property and along tree lines about 50 feet in.
  • Ensure gutters are free of leaves and pine needles.
  • Clear tall grass from around propane tanks and structures.
  • Using tarps to cover items.  It has proven to stop flying embers from igniting them, even if it is a plastic tarp.
  • Pile brush in a dirt area away from structures.
  • Have a bag packed with important items if you must evacuate. Use the 72-hour checklist.

If you see visible flames that may threaten property in the Forest Protection Area, please call 310-FIRE.

More info on FireSmart can be found here.