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.
Emergency Preparedness - Is Your Family Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?
Do you know the 3 steps?
Step 1: Know the Risks
Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and your region can help you better prepare. Find out here what the hazards are in your region.
Step 2: Make a Plan
It's easy and essential. Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. Make your own plan and print it out today.
Step 3: Get a Kit
It doesn't take long - find out what goes into an emergency kit, or where you can buy one. An emergency kit helps ensure you and your family are ready to cope on your own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency.
For more information, visit the Government of Canada site www.getprepared.gc.ca