District of Nipissing
Emergency Management

Emergency Management

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

Phone: 613-637-5343
Cell: 613-334-2072
Email: cemc@southalgonquin.ca

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

9-1-1 Education Month

April is 9-1-1 Education Month

National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

April 4 – 10, 2021 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.

Emergency Preparedness Week

Mayor Jane Dumas Declares Emergency Preparedness Week in South Algonquin

May 2-8 is Emergency Preparedness Week

Be Prepared:

Food and water supplies for up to 72 hours,

Battery operated flashlights,

Battery operated radio,

Fuel for generator if equipped,

Alternate cooking source- BBQ or Colemen stove, etc.

May 2 – May 8 is Emergency Preparedness Week 2021-05-04


2020 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
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