Emergency Management

The 5 pillars of Emergency Management are:

Component Action Example
1. Prevention Actions taken to stop an emergency or disaster from occurring.

By-laws to prevent the transport of materials through residential and educational neighbourhoods.

2. Mitigation Actions taken to reduce the adverse impacts of an emergency or disaster.

The construction of storm sewers to prevent flooding.

3. Preparedness Actions taken prior to an emergency or disaster to ensure an effective response.

Preparing a: Personal / Family Emergency Kit

Emergency Preparedness

4. Response The provision of emergency services and public assistance or intervention during or immediately after an incident in order to protect people, property, the environment, the economy and/or services. First responders working to control a chemical spill.
5. Recovery The process of restoring a stricken community to a pre-disaster level of functioning. Rebuilding destroyed property and repairing critical infrastructure (e.g., bridges).

An emergency can happen quickly, are you ready?

Find out how to prepare for an emergency and see informational tip sheets that include important information on how to prepare for flooding, fire, and extreme heat. To access materials and infographics, visit the Intact Centre on Climate Adaption website.

Heat-related illnesses infographic

Winter Storms infographic

Power Outage Safety infographic

2024 Freshet Monitoring

Flood Monitoring and Mitigation Measures
April 26, 2024
The Township of Whitewater Region Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met this morning to review localized conditions and implementation per the Township Flood Readiness Plan.
Please read the below release discussing flood monitoring and mitigation measures.

Municipal Emergency Response Plan

Why have an emergency plan? Emergency plans have the major benefit of providing guidance during an emergency, developing the plan has other advantages. You may discover unrecognized hazardous conditions that would aggravate an emergency...

Safe Water/Well Testing Water Bottles

Flood water and water ponding around wells can affect the safety of your drinking water. Renfrew County and District Health Unit is recommending that residents with water wells in contact with flood water: Boil their water for one minute at a...

Flood Readiness

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Canada, and the severity of floods is increasing. Floods can happen anywhere in Canada, at any time of year, and to anyone. No matter where you live, it's important to take simple steps to protect your home and property against potential flood damage.