North Glengarry maintains and tests its Community Emergency Management Plan to both meet the terms of provincial legislation and to ensure it is ready in case of a community-wide emergency.
Each year, the plan is tested and discussions and training is ongoing with Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) and various departments within the township, emergency services and our community stakeholders.
More specifically, the Township's plan consists of the items listed in the table below:
Designation of a
Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator (CEMC)
|Formation of a community emergency management program committee.|
|Publication of an approved community emergency plan.|
|Development of an appropriate community emergency operations centre.|
|Development of an appropriate community emergency response capability.|
|Conduct annual training and exercises for the emergency operations control group, employees of the municipality and other persons with respect to the provision of necessary services and the procedures to be followed in emergency response and recovery activities.|
|Development and implementation of a public awareness program and education on risks to public safety and on public preparedness for emergencies.|
|Identification of individuals to act as community emergency information staff.|
|Conduct an annual review of the community emergency management program.|
Click here for a pdf copy of the Township of North Glengarry Emergency Response Plan.
Personal Emergency Planning & Preparedness
The municipality will rally its forces in the face of a community-wide disaster or emergency; however, residents need to be prepared as well.
Do you have a 72-hour emergency kit in case you have to leave abruptly or hunker down in your home during a wide scale emergency? You should always have an emergency preparedness kit ready to go.
Emergency Kit Checklist:
- Flashlight and batteries
- Radio and batteries or crank radio
- Spare batteries
- First aid kit
- Candles and matches/lighter
- Extra car keys and cash
- Important documents
- Food and bottled water
- Clothing and footwear
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Toilet paper and other personal hygeine supplies
- Backpack/duffle bag
- Playing cards/games