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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 6, 2024, 10:39 a.m.

The Emergency Operations Centre operates on three 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


  1. 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. 
  2. A situation or threat has developed (either emergent or planned) that requires increased public information and has the potential for departments to take coordinated action. The EOC may be activated by SCEMA staff during regular business hours or additional hours as needed. Conditions are being monitored with information sharing networks activated.

Level 2


  1. This level of activation may result from an approaching significant weather event, large-scale planned community events, a public health situation, or a plausible threat of a terrorist event with an unspecified time or national location.
  2. The situation or threat requires a partial activation of the EOC, which may extend beyond the regular workday. Staffing of the EOC by SCEMA staff will likely be supplemented by other departments and agencies, and/or a Strathcona Incident Management Team (IMT) or EOC Team.

Level 3


  1. A situation or threat has developed, such as a major incident or wildfire with significant property damage and threat to human life, requires full activation of the EOC with trained municipal staff participating or on call. 
  2. A declaration of a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) is being considered or has been issued.


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Last updated: Monday, May 06, 2024
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