Emergency preparedness by citizens and municipalities helps to minimize the impact that an emergency could have on our community. The role of Lanark County during a declared emergency is to help and support our local municipalities. We obtain resources for local municipalities so they can protect residents, prevent further injury or damage to property, and plan for the safe resumption of business.

Emergency Plan

The Emergency Plan aims to protect the health, safety, welfare and property of the citizens of Lanark County from the effects of a natural, technological or human-caused emergency. We developed the Plan in 2004 (revised 2019) to reflect the public safety requirements for Lanark County.

To ensure that they understand their role and responsibilities during an emergency, Lanark County departments and outside agencies must have:

  • emergency training and run exercises
  • notification lists
  • procedures and contingency plans

We work together to ensure that the County is prepared to respond to an emergency effectively.

Your role in an emergency

You should have an emergency survival kit that has everything that you and your family will need to stay safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days following an emergency. You can purchase emergency kits from the following organizations:

Hazard Identification

Emergencies can happen at any time and may include tornadoes, floods, winter storms or a pandemic (infection disease). Learn about the potential hazards and how to be prepared, by visiting Emergency Management Ontario.

By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. Make a plan, build a kit and be informed.

Your point of contact in an Emergency

Lake 88.1 FM has been established as the radio station for emergency information throughout Lanark County. In the event of an emergency, tune to 88.1 FM for official updates and emergency announcements. Vehicle radios are generally clearer than radios in a building if you are a distance away from the radio station transmitter.

Emergency Management Program

The Emergency Management Program works to prepare our community for emergencies and disasters. The Lanark County Emergency Response Plan, which includes risk analysis and a hazard-specific approach, our training programs, emergency exercises, and the public awareness and education program are revised on a regular basis.

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