Emergency Management

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!

Tune In!

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.

Wingham AM920 CKNX

FM101.7 The One

FM94.5 Classic Rock

Bluewater FM91.7 CIBU FM
Goderich FM104.9 The Beach
Kincardine MyFM95.5

MyFM99.7

Exeter MyFM90.5

211 Ontario

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 PublicationsGovernment of Canada

Are You Prepared?Emergency Management Ontario

Spring and Summer Weather HazardsEnvironment Canada

BEPREPARED GreyBruceHuronBruce Power

Resources

  • pdf
    County Emergency Plan 2016