The Town of Perth maintains a disciplined group of emergency management personnel including first repsponders, planners administrators and support staff to identify and respond to various emergencies within the community. Operational and political protocols and partnerships with our neighbouring communities and service providers are critical components of this process. Members of the public generally identify emergency response with police, fire and ambulance services, however emergency management and preparedness plays a vital role in coordinating the response and recovery efforts on behalf of our community
The Town of Perth works towards the mitigation, planning and training for emergencies through its Community Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC) and Community Control Group CCG). Part of the EMPC’s mandate is to educate the public on preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts, collect and distribute critical information and research funding opportunities to support preparedness for the community.
The cooperation and participation of the citizens and volunteers collectively contributes to the excellent quality of life that we enjoy and our ability to effectively respond to the needs of the people who live, work, play, and learn within our boundaries. Question or concerns about emergency planning should be directed to the Community Emergency Management Coordinator, Lauren Walton at 613-267-3311 or email@example.com
The Town of Perth has developed an Emergency Response Plan governing the provision of necessary services during an emergency and the procedures in which employees of the municipality and other persons will respond to the emergency.
For a copy of the plan, click: Emergency Plan
As part of its emergency management program, the Town has identified and assessed the various hazards and risks to public safety in the community that could effect a potential emergency and identified the other elements and facilities of the infrastructure that are at risk of being affected by emergencies.
For a copy of "Emergency Planning for Your Family: The 5-Step Guide", click: Emergency Planning
For more information on emergency preparedness, the following self-help advice Brochures on the most common hazards of Canada are available at: http://www.ocipep.gc.ca
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