Emergency Planning

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), a branch of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, is responsible for establishing, promoting and maintaining risk-based comprehensive emergency management in Ontario.  EMO works with partners and across jurisdictions to integrate its vision of a safe, secure, disaster-resilient Ontario that is an innovative partner in the global emergency management community.

For more information on Emergency Management Ontario, please visit their website at http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/.


Emergency Management Program

The Emergency Management Act requires all Provincial government ministries to establish a risk-based emergency management program.  As the largest and most diverse Ministry in the Provincial Government, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is committed to ensuring that Ontario's communities are supported and protected by law enforcement and public safety systems that are safe, secure, effective, efficient and accountable.  As part of the emergency management program, we have developed an Emergency Response Plan.

The Ministry Emergency Response Plan describes the arrangement in place and measures that may be taken by the Ministry to respond to an emergency.  The plan sets out the basic processes, organizational structures, responsibilities and procedures to guide the Ministry in responding to emergencies.  It also provides for the co-ordination of emergencies with other Provincial Ministries and Municipalities, First Nation Communities and the Government of Canada and its agencies.

View the Port Colborne Emergency Response Plan

The City of Port Colborne's Emergency Response Plan and any other public documents are available upon request.  If you require documents in an alternate format, please advise and the City of Port Colborne shall provide the documents in a format that is agreeable to the requester, as is reasonable in the circumstances. 

In 2018 the Fire Chief created the Emergency Management Program click here to view this document. 


Emergency Preparedness - Is Your Family Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?

Is Your Family Prepared?

For additional information click here

Basic emergency kit

You may have some of these basic emergency kit items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized, easy to find and easy to carry (in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack) in case you need to evacuate your home.  Whatever you do, do not wait for a disaster to happen.

Easy to carry – think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary.


  •  Water – two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
  • Food – that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
  • Extra keys – for your car and house
  • Cash – include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
  • Emergency Plan – include a copy of it and ensure it contains in–town and out–of–town contact information



 Emergency Planning