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Emergency Plan and Preparedness

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All Prescott residents should be prepared in case of an emergency.

Your family should be prepared and have an emergency plan.  The objective of a family emergency plan is to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours.  To prepare, consider the following when setting up your plan and discuss this plan with family and friends so they know what you would do in an emergency.

  • An out of area contact, someone each member of the family can call in case of an emergency - a person who can help family members stay in touch and get together if they are separated.  This should be someone far enough away and not affected by the same situation.
  • Temporary accommodation for your family (a friend's place, other family or a hotel) where you can stay for a few days in case you are evacuated.
  • Temporary accommodation for your pets if the above temporary accommodation does not include pets.  Alternate accommodation such as kennels, and/or the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) may need to be considered
  • Have all important contact information listed in your family emergency plan (local emergency numbers, out of town contacts, family contacts, work numbers, school/daycare numbers, temporary accommodation numbers and other important numbers.
  • Health information should be recorded and list or make copies of all your prescriptions.
  • Give a copy of your plan to each family member, out of area contacts, your children's school/daycare, and post a copy near your telephone and one in your emergency kit.

 Click here for our Emergency Plan.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has various self-help brochures to prepare you for almost any emergency.
Visit the Public Safety website.

Follow the links for additional public information and pamphlets:

Emergency Management Ontario

South Nation Conservation Authority

Leeds and Grenville Health Unit 

Winter Preparedness List 

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