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Emergencies happen everyday in our communities and most situations are effectively managed by local our emergency response agencies – paramedic, police and fire services. Unfortunately within the County of Renfrew there is also potential for extraordinary circumstances that constitute a danger of major proportion and require significantly more resources to cope with and recover from. These emergencies can be categorized by cause – natural, human-caused or technological - and have the potential to threaten our health, safety, environment, property, critical infrastructure and economic stability.
In Ontario the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires all municipalities to be prepared for such events. The County of Renfrew Emergency Response Plan assigns responsibilities and outlines the actions of key officials in the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster. The plan also makes provision for the maintenance of essential services provided by the Corporation and assures continuity of government processes.
The County of Renfrew Emergency Response Plan also provides a consistent framework for lower tier municipalities in the event that County resources are required to assist in a locally declared emergency. Each of the 17 lower tier municipalities within the County may request the deployment of County resources to assist with the response and recovery efforts within their communities and the County plan identifies the key notifications required to make this happen.
Within Ontario municipalities share the common goal to create disaster resilient communities. You can do your part by being well prepared both at home and in your workplace. With just three easy steps – know the risks; make a plan and prepare a 72-hour Emergency Survival Kit you can help yourself should the need arise.
For more information please contact the Community Emergency Management Coordinator at (613) 735-7288 or 1-800-273-0183.
In the event of an emergency please have your civic address ready and dial 9-1-1 for help.
Download the County of Renfrew Emergency Response Plan available below:
For more information contact the Community Emergency Management Coordinator at:
(613) 735-7288 or 1-800-273-0183 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.