About Emergency Management

In everyday life, a large-scale emergency or disaster may seem like a remote possibility, but recent events like the 2013 and 1998 ice storm, the September 11 terrorist attacks, SARS, and the 2003 blackout have all increased our awareness of potential disasters, and the need for emergency preparedness. All municipalities, large or small, are vulnerable to major community emergencies like tornadoes, floods, blizzards, and power outages. 

When an emergency of this scale does occur, local municipalities are usually the first level of government to respond. But everyone has a role to play in preparing for disasters. Because local responders may be overwhelmed immediately following a large-scale disaster, we must be prepared to care for ourselves and our loved ones until other resources are available. Government can and will help those who are most in need. But a little bit of planning can go a long way.

The County of Wellington's Emergency Management Committee is comprised of the following:

  • Member of Council (Warden or designate)

  • Office of the CAO (CAO or Clerk or staff member as designated by CAO)

  • Engineering Services (County Engineer or Operations Manager or as designated staff)

  • Planning and Development (Director or Manager or designated staff)

  • Treasury (Treasurer or Financial Manager or designated staff)

  • Wellington Terrace (Administrator or Senior Administrator)

  • Social Services (Social Services Administrator or staff member as designated by the Administrator)

  • Communications (Communications Manager or Communications Officer)

  • Information Technology (Director of IT or Manager as designated)

  • Human Resources (Human Resource Director or Assistant Director or staff as designated)

  • Wellington OPP (Inspector or Staff Sergeants, Sergeants)

  • Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services (Chief, Acting Chief, Supervisors)

  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (Public Health Managers, Health and Safety Coordinator/Inspectors)

  • Emergency Management (CEMC and/or designate)

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