Frequently Asked Questions

What is GPREP?

GPREP, or the Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership is a collaboration between six communities to coordinate and plan the emergency response and resources during large-scale emergencies and disasters. We focus on preparing for and responding to disasters.

The six municipalities that make up GPREP are: The City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Wembley, and the Village of Hythe

What is the Emergency Social Services?

Emergency Social Services (ESS) is an emergency response program that provides for the various short-term needs of evacuees during a large scale emergency or disaster. These short term services (up to 72 hours) are to preserve the emotional and physical well-being of evacuees.

What happens when GPREP is activated?

Once GPREP is activated various responders and staff come together in the emergency coordination centre.  The emergency coordination centre supports the first responders, obtains required resources, manages information and looks at the needs of the entire community/region.

Who do I call in an emergency?

  • For police, ambulance, or fire department: 9-1-1.
  • For power outages or electrical emergencies, call ATCO Electric: 1-800-668-5506 (24 hrs).
  • For gas line related emergencies or if you smell gas (often described as a “rotten egg” smell), call ATCO Gas: 1-800-511-3447.
  • For waterline and sewer-related maintenance, breaks or other emergencies, call Aquatera (only for City of Grande Prairie, Sexsmith, and parts of Clairmont): 780-882-7800 (24 hrs).
  • For wildlife related emergencies, call Alberta Fish and Wildlife: 1-800-642-3800 (24 hrs).
  • To report a wildfire call Alberta Wildfire: 310-3474 (24 hrs).

A comprehensive list of other emergency phone numbers in Alberta can be found at: https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-numbers.aspx