Emergency Preparedness

Description
Description (Service) The following websites provide information about how to be better prepared for emergencies in your area, and in general terms.

Bruce County
* Be Prepared Bruce, Grey, Huron www.bepreparedgreybrucehuron.com
* Bruce County information www.brucecounty.on.ca/services-health/ems/emergency-preparedness.php
* Grey Bruce Health Unit information www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Environment/Emergency-Preparedness

Grey County
* Be Prepared Bruce, Grey, Huron www.bepreparedgreybrucehuron.com
* Grey County information www.grey.ca/government-administration/emergency-preparedness
* Grey Bruce Health Unit information www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/Your-Environment/Emergency-Preparedness

Haliburton County
* Haliburton County Flood Preparation tips https://haliburtoncounty.ca/flood-preparation/

Huron County * Be Prepared Bruce, Grey, Huron www.bepreparedgreybrucehuron.com
* Huron County Information http://huroncounty.ca/emergman/index.php

Kawartha Lakes
* Kawartha Lakes Information www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/emergency-services/emergency-management

Muskoka District
* Muskoka District information http://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/live-and-play/Emergency-Services.aspx?_mid_=606
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Information www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/topics/Emergency.aspx

Northumberland County
* Northumberland County Information www.northumberlandcounty.ca/en/departments_countyadministration_emergencyplanning/emergencyplanning.asp

Parry Sound District
* North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit information www.myhealthunit.ca/en/partnerandhealthproviderresources/Emergency-Management.asp

Peterborough County
* City of Peterborough Information www.peterborough.ca/Living/City_Services/Emergency_Services/Emergency___Risk_Management.htm

Perth County
* Perth County Information www.perthcounty.ca/emergency_management

Simcoe County
* Simcoe County information www.simcoe.ca/dpt/em
* Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Information www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/topics/Emergency.aspx

Ontario
* Emergency Management Ontario www.emergencymanagementontario.ca

Canada
* Get Prepared Canada www.getprepared.gc.ca
* Alert Ready Emergency Alert System www.theweathernetwork.com/public-alerts/ -->Alert Ready is a system that allows Canadian government officials at the federal, provincial and municipal level to issue all types of public safety messages. Media companies, including television, radio stations & websites access the alerts and relay them to their consumers. Also provides information on emergency preparedness.

Advise callers on the following key points:

Know the risks:

The main risks that the public should prepare for are:

* Flooding and dam failures
* Hazardous materials spills
* Severe Storms – including tornadoes
* Power Outages
* Public health emergencies
* Resource shortages

More risk information can be found at: http://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-preparedness

Make a plan:

Encourage people to take the time to think about how they will react in an emergency, i.e.:
* Things they may need – ID, insurance documents, family photos, keys, medication, cell phone, money, wallet, purse, clothing for a couple days. etc
* Where will they go? – Family, hotels, evacuations centres
* What about their pets? Pets are not allowed in evacuation centres
* What about elderly or disabled family members?

For information on preparing for an emergency, direct callers to the following site: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html

For information on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities or special needs: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/diversegroups/PeoplewithDisabilities/disability_guide_english.html

Get a kit:

Encourage callers to develop 72 hour kits that are left by the front door allowing them to grab it and go should they have to evacuate in the middle of the night.

If callers are looking for information on the following direct to appropriate websites:

* During an emergency: www.getprepared.gc.ca/knw/drn/drn-eng.aspx

* After an emergency: www.getprepared.gc.ca/knw/drn/aft-eng.aspx

* Who does what in an emergency: www.getprepared.gc.ca/knw/wh/wh-eng.aspx

Service Details
Areas Served Muskoka District
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Muskoka District

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