Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Alberta Environment Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) is a partner in protecting and enhancing Alberta's natural environment, to ensure the continued enjoyment of a clean and healthy environment by all. The department has staff in more than 120 communities throughout Alberta.

Alberta ESRD provides flood forecasting advice and supports planning and response to environmental emergencies and disasters anywhere in the province through the Alberta Environment Support and Emergency Response Team (ASERT).

Further information regarding their role can be found on the website: http://environment.alberta.ca/.

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) is an emergency management partner, primarily responsible for managing wildland fires and, when requested, provide resources and expert advice in many different types of emergencies and disasters. They have a provincial duty officer on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. During wildfire season, their Provincial Forest Fire Centre (PFFC) works in conjunction with 10 Area Duty Officers to respond quickly and appropriately to wildfires in Alberta's Forest Protection Area. In addition to fighting fires, ESRD can provide spot weather forecasts during floods, triangulate the location of lightning strikes, and provide staff and equipment to assist during the emergency response. For example, after the Pine Lake tornado, ESRD provided staff skilled with chainsaws to cut through the fallen trees, thereby assisting the first responders trying to reach victims and move through wreckage.

Further information regarding their role can be found on the website:

http://srd.alberta.ca



Previous Table of Contents Next