Emergency management starts with individuals being responsible for their own safety, and the well-being of their families, and progresses through the levels of community as the magnitude of emergencies (and the resources required to deal with them) expands.
Planning for an emergency is not restricted to the Town’s Emergency Control Group and Council. The most effective way to prepare for an emergency starts with you – either at home, your cottage, or place of business. For example:
- Does your family have an Emergency Survival Kit?
- Have you considered how children react in an emergency situation?
- The needs and supplies of our seniors may be different than yours.
- Have you thought about your pets in an emergency?
Find more information on the Emergency Planning Program at the Emergency Management Ontario website:
No one can predict the on-set of an emergency situation within the municipality. However, our best defense against one is to be prepared in the event we are confronted with an emergency situation.