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Wildfire safety procedures from AltaLink

Wildfire safety procedures from AltaLink
With wildfires more frequent and intense, AltaLink’s highest priority is protecting your community while providing safe, reliable power
With wildfires more frequent and intense, AltaLink’s highest priority is protecting your community while providing safe, reliable power
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AltaLink wildfire preparation tips for Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass including reduction of power line impact, power shutoff and emergency preparedness.
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AltaLink wildfire preparation tips for Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass including reduction of power line impact, power shutoff and emergency preparedness.

Wildfire safety procedures from AltaLink

By Mia Parker
By Mia Parker
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024

MD of Pincher Creek councillors reviewed an AltaLink wildfire safety publication at their May 28 meeting, examining what the safety procedures may look like in the case of a wildfire.

To care for yourself and your loved ones, the electricity transmission company recommends creating an emergency plan and kit with supplies for at least 72 hours. This should take into account any medical needs. 

AltaLink notes that it is also important to ensure your electricity company has up-to-date contact information so you can easily receive alerts.

With more frequent wildfires across the province, AltaLink has implemented fire-prevention and mitigation policies, such as enhanced vegetation clearing around power lines and increased inspections. 

A public-safety power shut-off may occur as a last-resort safety measure if there are extreme and dangerous weather conditions. Power may then be shut off until conditions are safe, with advanced and regular notice provided when possible.

“With wildfires becoming more frequent and intense, AltaLink’s highest priority is protecting your community while providing safe, reliable power,” the publication says.

For more information and wildfire safety and preparedness, visit AltaLink online.

 

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Also read: Be FireSmart: Reduce home wildfire risks

 

 

 

MD of Pincher Creek councillors reviewed an AltaLink wildfire safety publication at their May 28 meeting, examining what the safety procedures may look like in the case of a wildfire.

To care for yourself and your loved ones, the electricity transmission company recommends creating an emergency plan and kit with supplies for at least 72 hours. This should take into account any medical needs. 

AltaLink notes that it is also important to ensure your electricity company has up-to-date contact information so you can easily receive alerts.

With more frequent wildfires across the province, AltaLink has implemented fire-prevention and mitigation policies, such as enhanced vegetation clearing around power lines and increased inspections. 

A public-safety power shut-off may occur as a last-resort safety measure if there are extreme and dangerous weather conditions. Power may then be shut off until conditions are safe, with advanced and regular notice provided when possible.

“With wildfires becoming more frequent and intense, AltaLink’s highest priority is protecting your community while providing safe, reliable power,” the publication says.

For more information and wildfire safety and preparedness, visit AltaLink online.

 

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Also read: Be FireSmart: Reduce home wildfire risks

 

 

 

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