In the event of a large-scale emergency, the Emergency Management Division of Protective Services will follow the City's emergency plan to ensure the safety and welfare of everyone and their property.

We have identified the following emergency situations as the highest risk for our municipality. Click on each one for information on how you can best prepare and respond if these emergencies arise.

For information about any current, ongoing emergency situations affecting our municipality, visit the news and alerts section of our webpage.

Be Prepared

All residents play a major role in prevention and preparedness. Everyone should have an action plan and know what to do in an emergency situation. All homes should also have a 72 hour emergency survival kit on hand, and know where to find updates and information.

Make a plan

Emergencies can happen anytime. Don't wait until it's too late to get prepared. Use this online tool from Emergency Management Ontario to build or update your Emergency Preparedness Action Plan.

Build a 72 hour kit

Every family should have an emergency survival kit ready at all times. Your kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days (72 hours) immediately following an emergency.

Here is a quick glance at what to put in your 72-hour survival kit. 


  • food (non-perishable and easy-to-prepare items, enough for 3 days) and a manual can opener
  • bottled water (4 litres per person for each day)
  • medication(s)
  • flashlight
  • radio (crank or battery-run)
  • extra batteries
  • first-aid kit
  • candles and matches/lighter
  • hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
  • important papers (identification, contact lists, copies of prescriptions, etc.)
  • extra car keys and cash
  • whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • zip-lock bag (to keep things dry)
  • garbage bags

Special Considerations

  • items for babies and small children—diapers, formula, bottles, baby food, comfort items
  • prescription medication
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • pet food and supplies
  • any other items specific to your family's needs
  • extra Supplies for Evacuation
  • clothes, shoes
  • sleeping bags or blankets
  • personal items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, other toiletries)
  • playing cards, travel games, other activities for children

Storage tips

Pack the contents of your kit in an easy-to-carry bag(s) or a case on wheels.

Store your kit in a place that is easy to reach, and ensure that everyone in your family knows where it is.

Check and refresh your kit twice a year—when the clocks shift to/from daylight savings time is a good time. Check all expiry dates and replace food and water with a fresh supply. Check batteries and replace as needed.

Keep your cell phone or mobile device fully charged.

Be informed

During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels:

  • FM radio CHRC 92.5 - Hot Country
  • FM radio 91.5 - CBC Radio One

Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your survival kit in case of power outages.

Updates about ongoing emergencies will be posted on our website and on our Facebook Page.

Contact Us

Emergency Management Division