Emergency Public Awareness Program
Emergency planning includes YOU.
Planning for an emergency is not restricted to the Township’s Emergency Control Group and Council. The most effective way to prepare for an emergency starts with you – either at home, your cottage, or place of business. For example:
- Does your family have an Emergency Survival Kit? Download the EMO Factsheet (pdf).
- Have you considered how children react in an emergency situation? Download the EMO Factsheet for Children (pdf) here.
- The needs and supplies of our seniors may be different than yours. Download the EMO Factsheet for Seniors (pdf).
- Have you thought about your pets in an emergency? Download the EMO Factsheet for Pets (pdf).
Find more information on the Emergency Planning Program here.
The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, in conjunction with Emergency Management Ontario has prepared a Emergency Preparedness Guide for Persons with Disabilities and/or Special Needs (pdf).
The federal government has also prepared a number of brochures providing self-help advice to address a number of situations, some of which could occur within the Township of Brock. Click on the following links to obtain a downloadable brochure:
- Preparing for the Unexpected (pdf) (large file – 7.0MB)
- Be Prepared Not Scared (pdf) (large file – 4.4MB)
- Floods, Before and After (pdf) (large file 3.8MB
- Severe Storms (pdf) (large file – 3.9MB)
- Winter Power Failures (pdf)
- Winter Driving (pdf)(large file – 6.8MB)
- Be Prepared for the Woods (pdf)(large file – 2.8MB) and
- Earthquakes (pdf) (large file – 4.1MB)
- Disaster Preparedness for Livestock (pdf)
Paper copies of these brochures and factsheets are available at the Municipal Office in Cannington. Displays addressing emergency preparedness are also developed for Emergency Preparedness Week held in May. Further, in conjunction with fire safety programs, our Deputy Fire Chief along with firefighters will attend school functions and receive school groups at the local fire stations in each community.
No one can predict the on-set of an emergency situation within the municipality. However, our best defense against one is to be prepared in the event we are confronted with an emergency situation.