From landslides to floods and wildfire, various disasters can affect the safety of residents in any community. In addition to natural disasters, other incidents such as power outages and transportation accidents may also affect you and your family.
In Jasper, the most likely risks to community safety include:
In recent years, mountain pine beetles have killed thousands of trees around Jasper, increasing the wildfire risk to our community.
In the event of a large wildfire, first responders will be busy fighting the fire. You should be ready to get out of Jasper and look after yourself and your family for at least 72 hours.
With a major highway and a railway in close proximity to the town, toxic or hazardous material spills can cause a risk to public safety. Depending on the nature of the incident and the affected area, residents may be directed to evacuate or shelter in place.