The purpose of the Emergency Plan is to provide for a prompt and coordinated response to emergencies or disasters affecting our municipality.
The Emergency Plan does not apply to those day-to-day situations that are dealt with by Emergency First Responders.
Planning, in relation to an emergency situation, may be defined as the process of anticipating the need for the application of resources and manpower plus determining the methods of obtaining and applying these resources at the right time to achieve stated aims. As such, the contents of this Emergency Plan provide only guidance to the local government.
The goal of the Emergency Plan is to provide the earliest possible coordinated response in order that the following objectives are assured:
Prevent or limit the loss of life,
Prevent or limit the loss of property,
Prevent or limit the damage to the environment,
The restoration of essential services.
The Emergency Plan does not override the responsibility of emergency services (Police, Fire, and EMS) to take warranted extraordinary action within their scope of responsibility in the event of an emergent situation for the safety and well being of the community.
Each individual has a responsibility to have in place an individual or family plan to deal with a community crisis. The preparation of the municipal Emergency Plan should encourage individuals and families to prepare their own plan and the role of local government is to support these efforts through the distribution of information and educational opportunities.
You can help yourself by preparing for an emergency. Experts recommend that in an emergency situation residents be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. For seniors, it is important to have a ‘support system’. For further information, refer to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.
Some situations will necessitate the use of volunteers. Persons with experience in social services, command post operations, police, medical, fire, military or similar service are invited to volunteer by submitting their names to the Municipal Emergency Coordinator.
For further information call the Municipal Office or email the Municipal Emergency Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The five hazards for the RM of St. Laurent in order of their likelihood are listed in order of likelihood.
To receive warning of severe weather, residents should monitor Environment Canada’s Weather Radio broadcast station on frequencies 162.400 MHz, 162.550 MHz, or visit "Warnings” on the Environment Canada website at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/.