Emergency Situations and Measures Plan
What is an emergency SITUATION?
An emergency situation is created by the forces of nature, by accident, by a deliberate or an unintentional action that poses serious risks to life or property of residents.
How to react in an emergency situation?
An emergency or disaster can occur at any time. Unpredictable situations such as loss of electricity, water supply or road closures may also occur without notice. You may be unable to obtain some essential supplies. Just as the federal, provincial and local authorities prepare for emergency situations, each citizen must also make its own preparations.
Each resident should prepare enough to survive, with his family, for a three day period in case of an emergency or a disaster. See the following document for emergency preparedness.
Your Emergency Preparedness
The Survival Kit
A guide for emergency preparedness has been published by the Department of Emergency Services. You can download this
. Emergency Management Ontario recommends to prepare a plan and a
to better respond to emergencies.
Would you know what do in case of an evacuation, an earthquake, a flood, a pandemic or other hazards following a disaster? Please open this
to learn more on this subject.
Emergency Measures Plan
Measures Plan for the United Counties of Prescott and Russell area is in
place in order to respond effectively to emergencies. This plan is
revised annually, according to the standards of Emergency Measures
Available in French. English version coming soon. http://www.prescott-russell.on.ca/fr/services-durgence/services-a-equipes/plan-de-mesures-durgence
Responsibilities and partners
The Emergency Services of the United
Counties of Prescott and Russell are responsible for the ongoing
planning process and the implementation of the Emergency Measures Plan
and the coordination of the plans of the eight municipalities of
Prescott and Russell, to whom support is given in the preparation and
implementation of their respective plans.
Objectives of the Emergency Measures Plan
- Identify, prevent and reduce the risks which may affect local
residents, the environment, property or interests of the community.
- Improve the readiness of residents and communities by integrating
emergency measures aspect in the emergency management systems of the
- Limit the impacts of damage on people, environment and property, that would result from identified risks.
Elements of the Emergency Measures Plan
- Communication and Information
- Necessary documentation and information to achieve a communications plan that meets the needs of an emergency;
- Scientific and technical advice to key informants.
We also participate in Emergency
Preparedness Week, which aims to educate people about different
emergencies and inform them that we have emergency plans in place.
- Emergency Operations Center
- Located in the offices of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in L'Orignal;
- A directory of services, contacts and relevant information in
support of the Emergency Measures Plan is available to people who are
part of the Emergency Measures Committee.
- Training in emergency response and emergency preparedness;
- Required preparation to guide local authorities throughout the event of a declaration of a state of emergency;
- We also need to train and educate the general public regarding
emergencies such as pandemics and ice storms, as well as teach them what
they need to do in case of a power outage. We also need to put our
emergency plan into practice once a year. Emergency Measures Ontario, in
collaboration with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, teaches
a course in "Basic Emergency Management" and provides training for our
control group and for elected members to help them better respond to