County Emergency Management Program

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Emergency Management in Perth County

SUMMER'S HERE!
Be Weather Aware


When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Whether you are camping, boating, playing sports, out on the tractor or sightseeing, Be Weather Aware.

Download our Severe Weather and Tornado Safety Fact Sheets for more information on staying safe.

PREPARING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES


When something hazardous presents a risk to the community and the environment, emergency response agencies will determine whether there is a need to evacuate the area or shelter-in-place. That message will be communicated through local media, social media, and by door-to-door as appropriate.

Often it is much safer to stay indoors and take safety precautions to protect your family. Take some time to consider possible risks around you such as the ammonia nurse tank above, dairy, arena or refrigeration operations with ammonia tanks, pools with chlorine, rail and highway corridors, or other possible locations for hazardous materials. Even a major fire can produce smoke and vapour that can be dangerous.


Evacuation

Some emergency situations, such as a hazardous materials incident, will require you to evacuate the area so you are removed from danger. If you are advised by local authorities to evacuate, listen carefully to the instructions provided to make sure the evacuation order applies to you.A decision to evacuate is made to save lives - do not ignore it! Take your Grab and Go Bag and follow any additional instructions provided by emergency responders. And remember to take your pets with you! Evacuation routes are not formally identified because each emergency situation and the response required is unique. The safest route will be identified by emergency responders during the emergency and will depend on the type of emergency incident, location, road capacity, weather, time of day, and other pertinent factors. For your safety, follow the evacuation route advised by the emergency officials. Don't take shortcuts because a shortcut may put you in the path of danger.

Shelter-in-Place

Sheltering-in-place (SIP) is the practice of going or remaining safely indoors during an outdoor release of a hazardous substance. Sheltering-in-place has been shown to be the most effective response during the first few hours of a substance release where the public would be a higher risk outdoors. The goal of sheltering-in-place is to reduce the movement of air into and out of a building until either the hazard has passed or other emergency actions can be taken.A decision to shelter-in-place is made to save lives - do not ignore it!

During a shelter-in-place emergency:

  • Go inside immediately ensuring to bring pets as well.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • Shut down furnace, air conditioners, and exhaust fans and vents.
  • Close fireplace dampers.
  • Retrieve the Shelter-in-place Kit once inside the shelter-in-place room(s).
  • Seal any doors, windows, vents with plastics sheeting and tape.
  • Place wet towels at base of door(s).%uF0B7 Monitor media for updates (e.g. radio, cell phones, etc.).
  • Go to your pre-designated shelter-in-place room.
  • Remain in the pre-designated room until ALL CLEAR has been given by emergency officials.
  • If you MUST travel outside, cover your nose and mouth with a wet towel.

Download our Evacuation and Shelter in Place Fact Sheet for complete information.


Do YOUR Part to be Prepared!

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