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Strathcona County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) are the people that plan, coordinate and manage response during major emergencies and disasters.

This group works with different County departments, emergency services, businesses and community groups to prepare and respond to the different emergencies and hazards that may occur in Strathcona County and beyond. 

Municipal Emergency Plan and documents

Emergency Operation Centre levels

Current EOC Level

Current status: Level 1

Last modified: May 10, 2022, 3:01 p.m.

The Emergency Operations Centre operates on five different levels.

These levels are to ensure:

  • coordination of information and situational awareness at the corporate level; and
  • continuity of governance and services for tax payers

Level 1

Routine Operations

Municipal departments are conducting normal daily activities with incidents being handled with existing resources, policies and procedures. Current conditions are being monitored by appropriate agencies. Emergency response coordination is through the Emergency Communications Centre (ECC 911 Dispatch)

Level 2: 

Monitoring of Conditions

A situation or threat has developed that requires increased public information and has the potential for departments to take coordinated action. The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) may be activated by the Strathcona County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) staff during regular business hours or additional hours as needed. Conditions are being monitored with information sharing networks activated.

This level of activation may result from an approaching significant weather event, large-scale planned community events, the potential for a public health situation, or a plausible threat of a terrorist event with an unspecified time or national location.

Level 3: 

Partial Activation

A situation or threat has developed requiring a partial activation of the EOC, which may extend beyond the regular workday and required round-the-clock monitoring. 

Staffing of the EOC by SCEMA staff will likely be supplemented by other departments and agencies, and/or the Strathcona IMT or EOC Teams.

Level 4:

Full Activation

A situation or threat has developed requiring a full activation of the EOC on a 24-hour rotational basis with all trained municipal staff participating or on call. A declaration of a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) is being considered or has been issued. A major incident or wildfire with significant property damage and threat to human life could trigger a level four activation.


Recovery Operations

Activities are shifting from EOC response operations toward a recovery coordination centre or a disaster field office for implementation of recovery programs. 

While many municipal departments will still be involved in the event, the EOC is returning to normal operations.


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Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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