Emergency Management Services

Wellington County and its seven member municipalities take an active role in emergency management. Assessing risks, determining if and how to reduce or prevent the risk, preparing for the risk, preparing to manage an emergency event, and preparing to help citizens recover from an emergency event are all part of the process being undertaken. 

An emergency management programme includes the preparation and maintenance of the Emergency Response Plan, undertaking a public awareness program, attending specialized emergency management training, and conducting regular annual emergency exercises to test the Emergency Response Plan. Responding to emergencies often requires a coordinated effort on the part of a number of agencies, both public and private. This coordinated response shall be guided by a select group of individuals known as the Municipal Emergency Control Group. During a community emergency, members of Wellington's Emergency Management Programme Committee will become the Municipal Emergency Control Group, and collectively, will be responsible for managing an emergency event.

View the Emergency Response Plan

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