All municipalities and provincial ministries are required to have an emergency management program. The requirements for these programs are set out in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Emergency Management Ontario supports municipalities and ministries in implementing their programs by providing them with advice, assistance, guidelines, training, and other tools.
Most incidents that do occur are handled at the local level. In the event of a larger incident, the head of council may decide to declare an emergency and assemble local officials at the municipal Emergency Operations Centre.
To support municipalities in times of emergency, the province maintains an extensive emergency management capacity.
For more information on the subject, you may contact the municipal office at 705-339-2521.