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.

Your role in an emergency

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. It is your responsibility to be prepared to take care of yourself, your family and your pets for at least 72 hours.

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 may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. 

Visit the Emergency Preparedness page to learn more about what you should include in your kit. 

Know the risks

Emergencies happen at any time and may include tornadoes, floods, winter storms or a pandemic. 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

88.1 myFM 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 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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