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You can't predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one.

Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster.  With increased awareness of security concerns throughout Canada and the world, it makes sense to prepare for the unexpected.

For more information on how you can prepare, including guides, presentations, forms, activity sheets and much more please visit www.emergencymanagementontario.ca.

Emergency Survival Kit

The items listed below are recommended guidelines to help you gather the items you should have on hand and stored in a place everyone in your family knows about.  A more detailed listing of items that should be included in an Emergency Survival Kit can be found in our Emergency Survival Kit Fact Sheet.

Extra car keys and cash
(including coins/cards for telephone)

Clothing and footwear
(one change of clothes per person)

Radio or crank radio
(so you can listen to news bulletins)

Blankets or sleeping bags
(one blanket or sleeping bag per person)

Backpack/duffel bag
(or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)

Toilet paper and other personal supplies such as shampoo, hairbrush, tooth brush and toothpaste, soap and a towel and face cloth
(one for each person).

Candles, matches/lighter

Medication

Flashlight and spare batteries

First-aid Kit

Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents such as insurance papers)

Whistle (in case you need to attract someone's attention)

Food and bottled water

Playing cards, gum


Township of South Stormont Emergency Response Plan

The Township’s Emergency Response Plan has been prepared to assign responsibilities and to guide the immediate actions of key officials in the first critical hours after the onset of an emergency in the Township of South Stormont.

This plan has been adopted through By-law 2011-059, passed on December 14, 2011, as amended from time to time under the legal authority of the Emergency Management Act.

It is essential that all residents are aware of the Township’s responsibilities and that every official and service be prepared to carry out their assigned functions and responsibilities in an emergency.  Municipal services are to review this plan on a regular basis and keep up to date their own procedures for handling emergencies.

As of January 1, 2012, organizations that prepare emergency procedures, plans or public safety information must make this information available to the public in an accessible format or with appropriate communications supports as soon as practicable upon request.

When the Township of South Stormont is requested to provide a person with a disability with a copy of the Emergency Plan or procedures, the Township will take into consideration the communication needs of the person with the disability and endeavour to provide the information in an acceptable format.

The Township believes that it is important that residents, businesses and interested visitors are aware of emergency response provisions that are in place.