Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services Team

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Alberta
Lethbridge's Emergency Disaster Services Team
The first time that the team of Salvation Army volunteers from Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program took their brand new community response vehicle out, it was so new that the city’s health inspector had to certify the truck while the team was serving food for the very first time. A grass fire had erupted  […]
Fort McMurray wildfire 2016
It has been one year since the wildfire called ‘The Beast’ raged through Fort McMurray burning 5,000 square kilometres, destroying 2,400 structures, and leaving thousands homeless. Much has changed in Fort McMurray since the entire city was evacuated. Roughly 15,000 people have not returned to the community and for those who have returned, the psychological  […]

Fort McMurray: After The Fire

Posted on 21st July 2016, by Alberta
Fort mcMurray wildfire regrowth
“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta. As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will  […]

Salvation Army Stationed At Info Centres In Fort McMurray

Posted on 6th June 2016, by Alberta
Fort McMurray Information Centre, Salvation Army volunteers
As residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have begun re-entering their city after the wildfire forced them to evacuate, The Salvation Army is there to help welcome them back. Sixty Salvation Army volunteers from across Alberta were on hand to help set up welcome stations at the seven re-entry Information Centres around the city. Volunteers offered  […]

Salvation Army Responds To Fort McMurray Fire

Posted on 4th May 2016, by Alberta
Community Response Vehicle
The Salvation Army is deploying two Community Response Units to assist with feeding 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units are preparing to arrive in the area in the next 24 hours. All Salvation Army Officers and staff in Fort McMurray were safely evacuated to several different  […]

EDS on Display at Edmonton Emergency Preparedness Event

Posted on 25th May 2015, by Alberta
Get Ready in the Park is Edmonton's Emergency Preparedness event in Hawrelak Park.
The sun was shining at this year’s ‘Get Ready in the Park’ Emergency Preparedness event in Edmonton on May 9th, as thousands of people visited displays, booths, and presentations put on by various emergency agencies, including The Salvation Army. Sally Ann gave out hugs and high-fives to the kids, and their parents picked up information  […]

Disaster Alley Day Draws Thousands Of Calgarians

Posted on 20th May 2015, by Alberta
Disaster Alley event in Calgary, 2015
On May 9, 2015 thousands of families arrived at McMahon Stadium in Calgary to meet first responders and disaster heroes. The Salvation Army was one of many booths set up with the intention of educating the public on how to respond to various emergencies. Young and old stopped by to dance with Sally Ann, take  […]
Disaster Alley in Calgary
The cold weather didn’t prevent Calgarians from showing up in large numbers to learn about the wide range of disaster services offered during the 2014 City of Calgary Disaster Alley. Over 1,800 people braved the cold temperatures at McMahon Stadium to experience Calgary’s largest preparedness event showcasing over 30 Agencies who assist in emergencies and  […]