“Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility. Prepare your emergency survival kit today for a safer tomorrow.”

Emergency Response Plan

The Township of Greater Madawaska is required to maintain an Emergency Plan. The plan is modelled under the Ontario Incident Management System, the management functions under the IMS system are; command, operations, planning, logistics and finance/adminstration. IMS is a standardized system that allows all who respond, including other municipalities and EMS services, to a situation to create a unifed plan to manage the incident. The plan is in place to protect the property, health, safety and welfare of the residents, businesses and visitors.

Keep everyone safe

When you prepare for an emergency, think about the people and animals within your home that may require extra help during an emergency. Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms regularly to ensure they are in proper working fork.

72 Hours – Are you Prepared?

In an emergency, you might need basic supplies to keep you safe. Building a kit to keep in your home should have supplies that can last up to 72 hours. When disasters strike in the community it may take time for emergency workers to get to you to help. The basic supplies should get you by without power or tap water.

For more information visit Emergency Management Ontario

Create a Plan

Create a plan specific to you and your family's individual needs so everyone's safety is considered, ensure that you include all members of the family so they understand the process and what steps they need to take. Practice your plan once it has been developed the more practice the better understanding of the plan each member of the family will have.

How to Build a Kit

Emergency kits should be easily accessible by family members in the event of an emergency. Some items to consider in your kits are:

  • Food (non-perishable and easy-to-prepare items, enough for 3 days) and can opener
  • Bottled water (4 liters per person)
  • Flashlight
  • Radio
  • Batteries
  • Items for babies and small children
  • Medical supplies
  • Extra clothes, shoes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Personal items

Full a full list of kit supplies visit Emergency Management Ontario Build a Kit

Family Activities to help get you prepared

This Activity Package is filled with games and information to help engage the whole family in the process of making sure you are always prepared for an emergency.

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