The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires all municipalities in Ontario to develop and maintain an emergency management program consisting of emergency plan, training programs and exercises, public education and other elements prescribed by Regulation.
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) monitors compliance and supports municipalities in maintaining the required program. Requirements of the program include the designation of a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), the development of an Emergency Response Plan and the formation of a Community Control Group to implement the plan if an emergency is declared.
In South Algonquin, the Community Control Group is made up of elected officials and staff who work with and receive input from a range of service providers. If an emergency is declared, this group meets at the designated Control Centre and follow a prescribed process for managing the emergency situation. Training sessions with mock emergency exercises are held annually; this meets program compliance and also ensures the Control Group remains familiar with processes.
Residents should be prepared for an emergency, the Emergency Management Ontario website has information to help residents and those with disabilities prepare for an emergency.Community Emergency Management Coordinator | Brian Ackney
Additional Information and Links
Emergency Management Ontario
Emergency Preparedness Starts With You
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs
Ontario Seniors: How to Be Prepared for an Emergency & Information for my Emergency Plan
Your Emergency Preparedness Guide
Documents2020 Municipal Emergency Response Plan 2020-12-08
Public Emergency Reporting Services 2016-11-02
Voice Over Internet Protocol 2016-11-02
9-1-1 Frequently Asked Questions 2016-11-02
9-1-1 Tips for Cell Phone Users 2016-11-02
Meetings and Events
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