Every municipality, regardless of its size or location, is vulnerable to emergencies. Emergency preparedness by residents and municipalities helps to minimize the impact that an emergency could have on the community. Since each individual is responsible for their own safety, and the well-being of their family, knowing what to do in an emergency can help you better control the situation and be in a position to recover faster.

The Municipal Emergency Management Program works to prepare our community for emergencies and disasters through the Township’s Emergency Plan, hazard identification and support plans, training programs, emergency exercises as well as public education and awareness. The aim of the plan is to protect the safety and welfare of the residents from the effects of a natural, technological or human-caused emergency.

You and your family should be prepared to be self-sufficient for a period of 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Those who are not prepared to manage an emergency can see their lives seriously impacted when one does occur; to those that are prepared, it can be just an inconvenience.

Emergency preparedness begins with you!

The “My Community Notification Network” is a community notification system in Lambton County, that can contact subscribers through the method of their choice, such as telephones, cell phones, email and text messages. Subscribers will receive messages about emergencies such as boil water advisories, tornados and industrial incidents. To sign up for MyCNN, visit the CAER (Community Awareness Emergency Response) Website or call 519-332-2010.

There is no cost to subscribe to MyCNN.

Are you ready for an emergency? It is recommended that everyone has a 72-hour survival kit.

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