Community Emergency Management Tool Kit

Community Emergency Management Tool Kit

The City is seeking feedback on a draft Emergency Management Tool Kit and Response Plan Template to assist community groups in preparing for emergencies. This step-by-step guide is intended to help you and your community learn how to prepare for an emergency.

This Tool Kit will:

  • Show you what steps you can take to plan for your personal safety
  • Show communities how they can work together and use their strengths to be better prepared
  • Inform you about the City of Ottawa’s Emergency Management Program
  • Describe what an emergency response by the City of Ottawa may look like in your community
  • Give you the tools to become better prepared as a community for an emergency

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. Almost every community will experience an emergency, and some can have a big impact on its residents, services, and businesses. In Ottawa, recent large-scale emergencies have highlighted the importance of knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency occurs. During the first few days, it could take some time for emergency responders to reach everyone in need. That makes it even more important that individuals, families, and communities be prepared to take care of themselves, especially for the first 72 hours. During this time, everyone has a role in knowing how to help themselves and those around them. By learning how communities can work together and with local emergency responders during an emergency, they become stronger and better able to manage and recover from the impacts.

Who is this Tool Kit for?

This draft Community Emergency Management Tool Kit and Response Plan Template is designed to provide communities of all sizes with useful information and guidance on how to use existing community strengths and local resources to ensure the safety of everyone.

This Tool Kit is meant for any community that wishes to increase their ability to keep each other safe during an emergency. This Tool Kit is also meant to help any person within a community who would like to know how to develop a personal or family emergency plan.

Have your say

We want to hear from you! Take some time to review the draft Tool Kit in our Document Library and then complete the survey from May 3 to May 28 to let us know what you think.

Check out our important links for more information about emergency preparedness.

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