Municipalities are vulnerable to numerous hazards and emergencies. These can be human-caused emergencies such as transportation accidents, technological failures; infrastructure disruptions that could involve utility and power failures; as well, there can also be natural hazards such as severe weather or weather-related emergencies.
This Port Hawkesbury Emergency Management Plan establishes a framework that ensures our municipality is prepared to deal with numerous emergencies and hazards. It is a plan through which resources will be mobilized in the event of an emergency, thereby restoring the municipality to a state of normalcy. It is designed to ensure that all agencies are fully aware of their respective roles and responsibilities during that emergency.
This Port Hawkesbury Emergency Management Plan also makes the provisions for the earliest possible coordinated response to an emergency, an understanding of the personnel and resources available to the Municipality, and the recognition that additional expertise and resources can be called upon if required.
Dial 911 for emergencies