Skip to main content

Emergency Planning


In Saskatchewan, municipalities are obligated to establish emergency plans by The Emergency Planning Act, 1989.

This also empowers council to be responsible for the direction and control of a municipal emergency response (to take action to implement the plan and to protect the property, health, safety and welfare of the public).

The legislation is mandatory - it requires municipalities to:

  • appoint a municipal planning committee
  • establish an Emergency Measures (Management) Organization (EMO)
  • appoint an Emergency Coordinator; and
  • prepare an emergency plan.

Proper planning can reduce the long-term effects of both "human-caused" and "natural" disasters and help your community recover faster. It will also help you avoid the mistakes that are often made when an emergency strikes.

SEDA staff are available to assist communities in developing their Emergency Plan using the 9 Step Process recommended by the Province of Saskatchewan. We recommend taking this plan one step further in the development of an Economic Preparedness Plan.

SEDA has developed an extensive Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Toolkit now available online as public access.

Contact the SEDA office at 306-384-5817 to discuss provision of Emergency Planning and related services.