Emergency Planning

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

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.

Effective March 30th, the Province has extended the Emergency Declaration, and has ordered that all outdoor amenities be closed. As such, our boat launch, parks, playgrounds, picnic pavilion areas, ballparks, tennis courts and dive sites are now closed. Our indoor facilities were closed as of March 17th, including the Spencerville Arena, Ingredion Centre, Johnstown Community Centre and the Upstairs Community Room in our Townhall. We will continue to monitor information from the province and health care professionals to determine when our recreation facilities will reopen. For more information, visit our webpage dedicated to township services during the COVID-19 pandemic at www.twpec.ca/covid19

ALL municipalities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have implemented a TOTAL OPEN-AIR BURN BAN effective Wednesday March 25th at 11:59pm until further notice. The ban applies to all open-air fires including agricultural burns, brush piles, burn barrels, campfires, chimeneas, cooking fires, consumer fireworks, incinerators and other types of outdoor burning. Due to the concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the need for social distancing and to assist in the health, safety and well-being of our firefighters we placed an open-air burn ban as a precautionary measure to avoid any additional strain on our fire services at this time. We are committed to providing and maintaining emergency response within our communities and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we cope with this uncertain and unprecedented situation.

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

Family Emergency Plan:

Meet with your family to create a Family Emergency Plan. 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.

Emergency Kit:

The objective of an Emergency Kit is to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. Some items to keep in your kit:

  • 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