The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act provides that each Ontario municipality must have an emergency management program in place.
The program is comprised of the following elements:
An emergency plan, which, amongst other things, outlines the most considerable risks within the Municipality and sets out the responsibilities of the individuals who will make decisions and take actions to address the emergency.
Training and exercises for municipal employees and other persons in the emergency control group, with respect to the provision of necessary services and the procedures to follow when responding to an emergency.
Public education and awareness on the risks to public safety. This includes information provided on a variety of subjects such as winter storms, fires, explosions, etc. which regularly appears on the municipal Facebook page.
The municipal emergency management committee is responsible for reviewing the program on an annual basis.