The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990  requires all municipalities in Ontario to develop, implement and maintain an emergency management program. The Ontario Regulation 380/04  sets out the Ministry and Municipal Standards. These standards include designating an Emergency Management Program Coordinator and an Emergency Information Officer. Every municipality is to have a program committee, a Control Group with an established Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and an Emergency Response Plan.
The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Ontario (OFMEM) monitors us annually to ensure our compliance to the legislation set out by the Province of Ontario under the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Emergency Management Planning For Your Family
Emergencies and disasters can strike anywhere, at any time often with little or no warning. Utilities can be out, roads closed and crucial supplies unavailable. That’s why everyone in Ontario is encouraged to be prepared—by having a plan, assembling a survival kit, and by staying informed. Communities and individuals can reduce the impact emergencies have on our lives, pets and property. Know the risks, reduce them together!
In the event of an emergency, it is critical that everyone who is affected gets timely and accurate information. In an emergency, tune into local radio stations for up-to-the-minute information on the situation.
FM101.7 The One
FM94.5 Classic Rock
|Bluewater||FM91.7 CIBU FM|
Supports members of the public, emergency responders, municipalities and other non-government organizations during and following an emergency incident. This public information channel disseminates authoritative information to the public and reports back to municipal officials regarding caller needs and trends. Dial 2-1-1 for trained Information & Referral specialists available 24 hours per day, every day of the year.
Emergency Planning Publications – Government of Canada
Are You Prepared? – Emergency Management Ontario
Spring and Summer Weather Hazards – Environment Canada
BEPREPARED GreyBruceHuron – Bruce Power
Avian Influenza in Wild Birds – Government of Canada