County Emergency Management Program

Leaf
 

You are seeing this full list of pages because your browser does not appear to support Javascript or it is disabled.

Emergency Management in Perth County

Emergency Preparedness Week
May 7th to 13th, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week Banner

May 7th – 13th is National Emergency Preparedness Week, a week Perth County and its member municipalities devote to reinforcing the importance of having a plan - for yourself, your family, your pets, your business, your farm, and anyone important to you.

This year Perth County is emphasizing Severe Weather Awareness in the wake of early thunderstorms and wind damage in the area. The season got off to an early start with storms in March, an April 11th tornado in the Thamesford area and wind damage in Perth South and Perth East on April 30th.

"Preparing in advance for the emergencies that can happen here is the best way to ensure you're ready when an emergency arises," says Chief Linda Rockwood who heads up the County’s Paramedic and Emergency Management initiatives. "We encourage everyone to spend a few minutes learning about the risks, developing your emergency plans and being prepared."

Dave Colvin, Perth County’s Emergency Management Coordinator says "It is important to know what can happen here... have a plan and prepare for it. You can’t prevent a tornado but you can know when one can occur, have a plan, and prepare when one threatens." 

TAKE the #PrepareYourSelfie Challenge 

  • Take a “selfie” to show how you’re prepared for an emergency by creating a plan and building a kit, etc
  • Share it on social media using #PrepareYourSelfie 
  • Challenge family, friends, and/or colleagues to do so too! 

Then post your challenge via social media, along with a simple caption, such as the example below: “Emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time. That’s why I’m prepared. I’ve made a plan and built an emergency preparedness kit. Now, I’m challenging (insert name of those being challenged) to do the same. Emergency preparedness starts with you.

Use these hashtags  #PrepareYourSelfie” #EPweek2017 #PrepareYourSelfie #ONready #PerthCounty

Do YOUR Part!

KNOW the Risks

Tornado, Flooding, Lightning, High Winds, Hail, Ice Storm, Blizzard, Snow Squalls, Freezing Rain, Chemical Spill, Major Fire, Foreign Animal Disease, Pandemics, Health Outbreaks, Power Failure, Computer Failure, Banking System Outage, Fuel Shortage, Bridge and Road Collapse, Criminal Act.

Make a PLAN

Family Emergency Plan, School or Building Emergency Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan for Your Business or Organization, Emergency Plan for Your Farm or Agricultural Operation.

You can make your family emergency plan online at the Public Safety Canada website:

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mk-pln-en.aspx

 

PREPARE Your Kits

Home Survival Kit, Grab and Go Bag, Seniors and Special Needs, Pet Emergency Kit, Vehicle Emergency Kit, Office Emergency Kit.

 

Check out Perth County's Unified Emergency Plan

Click here to review the County and Member Municipalities Emergency Management Plan

Should you require any of the following documents in an accessible format, please contact us at accessibility@perthcounty.ca or 519-271-0531 ext. 141.

 


 
 
 

Perth County Emergency
Preparedness Materials

Emergency Preparedness Guide

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE
A step-by-step planner to help your family prepare for emergencies and disasters

Fact Sheets

EMERGENCY KITS
What Do You Need to be Prepared?

SENIORS AND SPECIAL NEEDS
How to be Prepared for Emergencies

SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER
How To Stay Safe in Thunderstorms

TORNADO SAFETY
How to Stay Safe near Tornadoes

WINTER SEVERE WEATHER
How to Stay Safe in Snowstorms

EVACUATION AND SHELTER IN PLACE
Preparing for Environmental Emergencies

FARM EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
How to be Prepared for Emergencies

STUDENT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
STEP Brochure

 

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING GUIDE
A Disaster Protection and Recovery Planning Toolkit for Small to Mid-Sized Business 


 
 
 
 

Contact Information


Dave Colvin, CEM

Emergency Management
Coordinator
480 Douro Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 0E6

Phone: 519-271-0531 ext. 540
Fax: 519-273-4216

dcolvin@perthcounty.ca