Describe the incident - include the location - TEST ONLY if an Exercise

Updated 2:42 p.m. May 5, 2018: The top of the page is where you should regularly update the incident with date and time-stamped content. For example: A Canadian Pacific train, transporting Anhydrous Ammonia and other hazardous materials, collided with a semi-trailer, transporting propane at 128 50 Ave. SE. Rail cars have exploded – blast radius is 150 metres and damaged several buildings in the area. (Remember the 27 word rule)

This is where you should place the call-to-action. Do not use passive language. Write in plain language with a strong noun-verb connection. For example: Individuals still in the evacuation zone should shelter in place. Residents in adjacent communities(listed below) should evacuate. 

See map below for the evacuation zone.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Detailed information about call-to-action

This is where you should place detailed instructions related to the call-to-action. For example: If you are still in the evacuation zone, you should shelter in place. Use bulleted lists for instructions, remember the three message rule.

  • Shut down any air circulation (e.g. furnance) that may be feeding into your home.
  • Go to your bathroom, place a wet towel underneath the door.
  • Turn on a warm shower.

As a precaution, an evacuation has been extended for an 1600-metre radius around the accident site (see map).

The following communities are affected:

  • Elbow Park
  • Mayfair
  • Fairview Industrial
  • Meadowlark Park
  • Windsor Park
  • Rideau Par
  • Fairview
  • Kingsland
  • Britannia
  • Bel-Aire
  • Elboya
  • Highfield
  • Chinook Park
  • Manchester Industrial
  • Manchester

Avoid using all-caps as studies show all-caps is more difficult to read.


Map of area

Please see the map below for evacuation zone (yellow circle) and road closure information (red circles). Search the map to see if your address is impacted.​

Note: Please refresh your browser to ensure you are viewing the latest version of the map.


Latest updates

  • Debris on private property - contact your insurance companies about removal of debris from private property
  • Animal rescues UPDATED - if you have a pet that needs to be rescued, go to one of the three evacuation reception centres. Provide your identification, house key and written consent. CPS and Bylaw officers will attend to resident homes and will bring animals to the University of Calgary's Spyhill location​
  • Utility outages - Power and natural gas have been turned off in affected areas.
  • Telecommunication outages - Telus and Shaw are working to restore service to customers. If you are having difficulties making outgoing phone calls and need to call 9-1-1, please contact a neighbour, or find a phone that uses a different network.
  • If you have an underlying respiratory disease you are at increased risk for symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms - call 9-1-1. Symptoms to look for: shortness of breath, chest pain, are eye/nose irritation.
  • At this time all Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities are open. AHS is unable to treat people in the hot zone. Calgary Fire will evacuate persons in the hot zone to the AHS triage staging area at the Crossroads Marketplace.
  • C-Trains are not running between Erlton and Southland Station. Shuttle service is available.
  • Airport operations are slower than usual due to traffic delays so give yourself extra time and find alternate routes.
  • Please avoid the area and give emergency services room to do their work.

Evacuation reception centres

People who are forced to evacuate their homes can go to a reception centre.

Family reunification established and coordinated at Reception Centres. Pets are not permitted at reception centres.

Media updates

A media availability will be held at 2 p.m. at the Calgary Emergency Management Agency Centre.