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Emergency Preparedness

Ontario's Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires all municipalities to develop and implement an Emergency Management Program. The Town of Essex has implemented an Emergency Management Program that includes the following:

  • Town of Essex Emergency Response Plan
  • Identification of critical infrastructure
  • Annual training for the Emergency Operations Centre staff
  • Annual exercise to evaluate the emergency plan
  • Public awareness program (approved by the Province)

The Town of Essex Emergency Response Plan is updated on a regular basis and outlines the roles and responsibilities of Council and staff in the event of an emergency.

Emergency preparedness guides

Planning for an emergency is everyone's responsibility. The Town of Essex has prepared the following three guides to assist you:

Emergency preparedness resources

These additional resources may be of value to you in preparing or responding to an emergency:

Canadian Red Cross

Emergency Management Ontario

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities

Public Safety Canada

Health Alerts

Flu Watch

Health Canada

Weather/Flood Alerts

Environment Canada

Essex Region Conservation Authority

Ministry of Natural Resources

The Weather Network