Emergency Management

“Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility. Prepare your emergency survival kit today for a safer tomorrow.”

Knowing the risks and developing practical plans can help reduce fear and aid in recovery from an emergency situation.  Ensuring business continuity, protecting information and updating emergency plans are all crucial in assuring community preparedness.

All levels of government have an important role to play in emergency preparedness and response. But emergency preparedness starts with the individual. An Emergency Survival Kit Checklist and other emergency preparedness information is available at the Township Office and at www.emergencymanagementontario.ca

Lauree Armstrong
Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)
Telephone:613-735-6291
Pet Winter Weather Care

Even with fur coats, pets need to be protected from the cold.  Exposure to harsh conditions can cause serious illness or death to animals, particularly during periods of freezing rain and rapid tempature fluctuations.

Pets and Emergencies

Pets are part of our families. During an emergency situation, it is important to know how to keep your animal companion safe. Emergencies can happen any time, so prepare today.  Assemble a pet emergency kit and make arrangements for you pet in the event that you must evacuate.

Winter Ready? Do You Have an Emergency Car Kit?

Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold: these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during cold weather months. Winter also brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car, so dress warmly before heading out.

Follow these tips to learn about winter driving risks and prepare an emergency kit for your car.

FLOODING INFORMATION

Floods are the most frequent natural hazard in Canada and the most dangerous in Ontario in terms of property damage, civil disruption and even death. Floods are typically caused by seasonal melting snow, ice jams, heavy spring rains and summer thunderstorms. Flash flooding is often caused by violent rain storms or breaking dams, and usually occurs with little or no advance warning. When you are building your family emergency plan review and discuss the safety tips related to flooding with your entire household to make sure everyone understands what to do.

Spotlight on Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

If you are a Senior or have a Senior in your life, Emergency Management Ontario has prepared some specific information geared to Seniors and Emergencies.  Check out the links to more information on how to be prepared for an emergency.

Reminder to Prepare Your Emergency Survival Kit

WIth the terrible fire in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, it is a reminder that we should all make sure we are prepared to react in the event of an emergency.   There are many tips and resources available through this website to help you prepare an Emergency Plan and Emergency Kit to make sure you are prepared to react should an emergency happen that affects you and your family.

Township of Laurentian Valley Emergency Response Plan

In order to protect residents, businesses and visitors, the Township of Laurentian Valley requires a coordinated emergency response by a number of agencies under the direction of the Community Control Group. These are distinct arrangement and procedures from the normal, day-to-day operations carried out by emergency services.

Tips to Help You Be Prepared

The following provide articles and tips on a number of different emergency management issues.  Read through and be prepared!