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Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Services at the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet

Emergency Preparedness

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet has an emergency management program and Emergency Plan that guide our response to local emergency situations.

In Ontario, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act gives municipalities primary responsibility for responding to emergency situations.

In the event of an emergency, the Community Control Group meets to support our response to the emergency. The Community Control Group is made up of senior municipal department managers and outside agencies. If the emergency is serious enough, the Mayor will declare a state of emergency.

If required, the Township can call for assistance from the province via the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre. We can also ask neighbouring municipalities for assistance. Under certain circumstances, the province may ask the federal government for assistance.

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet's Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) is our link with the provincial Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Ontario. The CEMC runs our emergency management program and plan. This includes training the Community Control Group, developing and leading an annual emergency response exercise, conducting public awareness campaigns, an annual review of the plan and continuing the expansion of the plan to meet OFMEMO requirements. During an emergency the CEMC helps coordinate all Community Control Group activities.

You can get a copy of the Emergency Plan online or at Town Hall.