- Emergency Services
Ambulance services are provided by Alberta Health Services.
Personal Emergency Preparedness
Browse resources that will help you and your family prepare for emergency situations.
Municipal Emergency Plan
Alberta municipalities are required to prepare a Municipal Emergency Plan (MEP), to be used in disaster situations, such as flooding, forest fires, and explosions.
The MD’s Evacuation Plan includes 15 Evacuation Zones. Residents are encouraged to view the Overview Evacuation Zones Map to see which zone they live in. Detailed Zone maps will be posted in the future when public versions of the maps are available.
New Emergency Notification System
In times of crisis it is important that residents have access to trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure their own safety and that of their family and loved ones. In response to this need, MD of Bighorn has chosen Voyent Alert! as the communication service provider for these kinds of events. Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors during critical events like fires or floods as well as for relevant day-to-day communications such as snow removal advisories, planned maintenance, water advisories, etc.
Fire Safety Services
There are three fire districts in the Municipal District of Bighorn each with its own fire hall: Benchlands (also referred to as the “Ghost” fire district), Exshaw, and Jamieson Road.
Flood Hazard Management
Read more about flood management including flood risk reduction plans and creek reports.
Policing is provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) through rural detachments in other centres.