The Town has adopted an Emergency Management Plan which Council and stakeholders use in the event of an emergency such as a forest fire, hurricane and blackout. As part of the plan, the Town has developed a communication strategy to provide information to citizens in a variety of ways, such as newsletters, posters, social media (Facebook and Twitter), telephone and radio. Emergency centres will be set up in the community depending on the need, such as at the Royal Canadian Legion or Fire Hall. If you or someone you know needs any special medical assistance, such as requiring oxygen, please let the Town Hall know so that we can plan accordingly.
As a reminder of how quick an emergency situation can come upon us, the Town asks that residents follow the recommendations from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Guide and develop household kits that will help you for up to 72 hours. You can learn more about emergency planing and emergency kits at www.getprepared.gc.ca If you have any questions about the Town’s Emergency Management Plan, feel free to contact the Town Office at 543-2170.
Basic Emergency Kit
- Water – at least two litres of water per person per day
- Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year)
- Manual can-opener
- Crank or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries). Replace batteries once a year.
- Crank, battery-powered radio (and extra batteries) or Weatheradio
- First aid kit
- Extra keys to your car and house
- Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills
- A copy of your emergency plan and contact information
- If applicable, other items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities, or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal (personalize according to your needs)
Other things recommended includes: candles & matches or lighter (place candles in deep, sturdy containers and do not burn unattended); change of clothing and footwear for each household member; sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member; toiletries; hand sanitizer; utensil; garbage bags; toilet paper; water purifying tablets; basic tools; a whistle (in case you need to attract attention) and; duct tape (to tape up windows, doors, air vents, etc.).
Emergency Contact Numbers
- Town Hall 543-2170
- Fire Emergency 543-2600
- RCMP 466-3211
- G.B. Cross Hospital 466-3411
- Fewer’s Ambulance 466-9911