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.

The burn ban is lifted in Edwardsburgh Cardinal effective May 8th at 8:00am. All open fires must have a valid burn permit. Burn permits are available free of charge at ec.burnpermits.com. Once the permit is created, residents must call (613) 704-2699 to activate the permit before every fire for the permit to be valid. Do not burn unless you are in compliance with ALL conditions of the permit and wind conditions are favorable. Click here to read more…

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