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.Works Foreman/Community Emergency Management Coordinator | Aurel Thom
Additional Information and Links
Pets and Emergencies Brochure 2022-04-26
Activity Sheet Pets and Emergencies 2022-04-26
Activity Sheet Children 2022-04-26
Activity Sheet Water Safety Quiz 2022-04-26
Emergency Preparedness Quiz 2022-04-26
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
9-1-1 Education Month
April is 9-1-1 Education Month
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
The 2nd week in April is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
Thank you Dispatchers!
Forest Fire Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Starts with you.
Don’t let carelessness cause a wildfire.
National Emergency Preparedness Week Occurs Annually During the First Full Week in May
South Algonquin encourages everyone to “Be Prepared for Anything”. Get a kit, make a plan and be prepared!
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
Hydro One Outage Checklist 2022-01-05
Municipal Emergency Evacuation Plan 2023-06-22
Wildland Fire Plan 2023-06-22
FireSmart -Protecting Your Community 2023-06-22
FireSmart Canada – Evacuation Checklist 2023-06-22
Seniors – How to be Prepared for an Emergency 2023-06-22
Emergency Shelter Services 2023-06-22
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities. (Ontario.ca/Be Prepared 2023 edition). 2023-08-17
Ontario Seniors: How to be Prepared for an Emergency (2023 edition) 2023-08-17