Main content of the website

  • font sizeA
  • A
  • A

Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness Week: May 5th - 11th 2024

  • Emergency Warning Siren Test: May 6th at 12pm (Noon)

Altona’s outdoor warning siren will be activated for four minutes as an annual test to check that the equipment is working properly. The Warning Siren will continue to be tested for a few seconds daily at noon. 

The siren may sound when Altona is threatened by any hazard to alert anyone outdoors of a potential emergency and let them know to seek shelter. When the siren sounds for longer than 30 seconds, seek shelter and tune in to CFAM 950 AM on your radio to find out what the threat is, & how to protect yourself.

In case you are indoors during an emergency, be sure to sign up for emergency alert notifications to your email, cell phone, or landline through the Altona CONNECT system through our website (find the registration at the bottom of this webpage) or by calling 204-324-6468. 

  • Emergency Preparedness Expo: Thursday, May 9th 6pm-8:30pm

Join us at the Millennium Exhibition Centre arena surface (227 10th Ave NW) for a free family-friendly drop-in exhibit to learn more about how you and your family can be prepared for an emergency, check out emergency vehicles and equipment up-close, and find our what Emergency Preparedness is in the Town of Altona and Municipality of Rhineland.  

Emergency Management

Altona & Rhineland Municipal Emergency Coordinator: Perry Batchelor                                                         Altona & Rhineland Assistant Municipal Emergency Coordinator: Barry Friesen

The roles of the Municipal Emergency Coordinator:

  1. With the approval of Council, annually submit the Municipal Emergency Plan to the Provincial Government
  2. Establish an annual budget
  3. Quarterly reports to Council
  4. Quarterly meetings with the Local Emergency Response Control Group (LERCG)
  5. Liaise with local police/fire and the Provincial Emergency Measures Organization
  6. Recruit and train volunteers
  7. Public awareness

It is important to remember that during an emergency the first 72 hours are yours to be prepared for. Visit the Get Prepared website to learn more about creating a 72 hour emergency kit. 

Sign up today for Altona’s Alert App, Connect, which allows us to communicate with you directly via email, text and landline in the event of an emergency. You'll find a link at the bottom of this page to register.

Remember, the first 72 is on you!!

Perry Batchelor
Town of Altona

Register for Altona CONNECT: