When emergencies happen, they are usually first dealt with at the community level by local emergency response organizations, including police, fire, emergency medical services and public works. Most emergencies do not require provincial assistance.
If a major emergency occurs in Huron County, the head of council (Warden) would implement the County’s emergency response plan, or declare an emergency, if required. Members of the County Emergency Control Group would then come together and work to ensure a controlled, centralized and coordinated emergency response takes place.
The Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee includes:
|Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh (CEMC)||Huron County EMS (Ambulance)|
|Bluewater (CEMC)||Huron County Health Unit|
|Central Huron (CEMC)||Red Cross|
|Goderich (CEMC)||Victims Service|
|Howick (CEMC)||Union Gas|
|Huron East (CEMC)||Ontario Hydro|
|Morris-Turnberry (CEMC)||Ontario Provincial Police|
|North Huron (CEMC)||Avon Maitland District School Board|
|South Huron (CEMC)||Huron/Perth Catholic School Board|
|Huron County Mutual Aid (Local fire departments)|
|Corporation of County of Huron’s Strategic Management Team|
In 2016, the County of Huron successfully completed the Essential Level requirements of the province’s Partnership Toward Safer Communities program. This achievement demonstrates that Huron County’s prevention initiatives, emergency preparedness and response actions have readied the county for recovery from an emergency situation.