Municipal Emergency Plan

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.

The Community Emergency Management Coordinator and the Community Emergency Management Program Committee (consisting of members of the various departments and services in the Township), shall:

  • Conduct the Community's Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process.
  • Identify Township Critical Infrastructures
  • Prepare an emergency plan and obtain Emergency Management Ontario's approval
  • Develop an appropriate Emergency Operations Centre
  • Document the existing community emergency response capability and identify and attempt to address any additional needs
  • Conduct Annual Training for Members of the Community Control Group (CCG) and Emergency Operations staff
  • Conduct an annual exercise to evaluate the community emergency response plan
  • Develop and implement a community emergency management public awareness campaign
  • During an emergency, provide emergency management expertise and administrative support to the CCG
  • Update the emergency response plan and conduct an annual review of the plan.

View the Township’s Emergency Management Plan

You can download or view the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet's Emergency Management Plan.

Home Emergency Plan

Public safety begins at home. Each individual is responsible for his or her safety, and the well-being of their family. In our day-to-day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet disaster can strike any community at any time. If you are not prepared for a disaster, it can shatter your life. Expect the unexpected and plan for it. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency.

You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. There are five steps to emergency planning for your family:

  • Identify the risks
  • Prepare your emergency plan
  • Assemble your emergency kits
  • Check other emergency plans
  • Practice at least once a year
  • The Risks

To be prepared for an emergency you need to be aware of the possible risks and hazards in your community. Consider natural disasters such as earthquakes as well as technological failures such as power outages and deliberate acts like terrorism. You may find it helpful to prepare a list of the risks you are most likely to face and think about how they might affect your family.

Your Emergency Plan

Emergencies often strike too quickly to allow you to choose a shelter or pack an emergency kit, so prepare a list of what to do at home, school or work if a disaster strikes. Divide up tasks so that every member of your household participates as much as possible. Write down the details and make sure everybody has a copy. You can find useful help online for making your own emergency plan.

Your Emergency Kit

Build your emergency kit. It can help you and your family be prepared. Keep it in an easily accessible location known to all family members.

Other Emergency Plans

Get familiar with other emergency plans. Your Township has one, and so do your children's schools, your place of work, church, and local industries.

Practice your Plan at Least Once a Year

It sounds simple, but you and your family should practice your emergency plan at least once a year. As a family, you might want to review the risks to your home and surrounding area. Discuss together the different options for evacuating your house and neighbourhood.

Useful Links

The links below may help you with your personal emergency planning.