Emergency Planning

Emergency response begins with the individual, then the community, the province and then the federal government.

In during an emergency situation, the Township Social Media accounts will be updated regularly. Please ‘Like” us on Facebook or ‘Follow’ us on Twitter. Every effort will be made to ensure up to date information is provided on the Township website as well.

Click here to view the Public version of the Emergency Plan (updated November 2016)

It is important to be prepared to ensure you are part of a disaster-resilient community.

The objective of a family emergency plan is to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours.  Some considerations:

  • Who is an out of area contact who each member of the family can call in case of an emergency?
  • Where can you stay on a temporary basis if you are evacuated?
  • What will you do with your pets?  Remember, not all family members, friends, emergency shelters or hotels accept animals.
  • How will you get in touch with each member of your family?
  • Is your health information recorded somewhere?  Do you have copies of your prescriptions?
  • Outside of your immediate family members, who else needs to know what is in your family emergency plan?
  • Assembling an emergency kit can help you survive the emergency and make you self-sufficient.  Emergency kits should be portable, so place it in an easy-to-carry duffel bag or container.

Checklist:

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Radio and batteries or crank radio
  • Spare batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash
  • Important papers
  • Food and bottled water

  • Pet Food
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Toilet paper and other personal supplies
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffle bag
  • Whistle
  • Playing cards/games