1. Build on the successes and experience of addressing the Lesser Slave Lake regional
wildfires to ensure that emergency preparedness, response and recovery systems
across the province are consistent with the following shared principles:
• Emergency preparedness is commensurate with the risks facing Alberta and
• A single, clear command structure is essential to emergency response.
• All Albertans have access to support for emergency management that is
appropriate to the magnitude of the situation being faced.
• Emergency response is led by a single authority with the commensurate skills
and training to address the incident.
• The autonomy of communities needs to be respected, recognizing the need to
balance this autonomy with the limitations of those communities in terms of
• After a wide-scale disaster, communities are supported to become “whole”
again, and not simply to replace what was lost.
• Highly effective emergency management is dependent upon role clarity and
coordination across the range of activities from preparedness through to