Emergency Management Program Requirements
Emergency Management Ontario has developed standards to address public safety risks in Ontario by developing community emergency management programs based on international best practices.
Designation of a community emergency management coordinator
Formation of an emergency management program committee
Publication of an approved emergency response plan
Development of an appropriate community emergency operations centre
Identification of critical infrastructure
Conduct of annual training for the community control group and emergency operations centre staff
Conduct of an annual exercise to evaluate the emergency response plan
Identification of individuals to act as emergency information staff
Development and implementation of a emergency management public awareness program
Conduct of an annual review of the emergency management program
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Ontario's Approach to Emergency Management
The four core components of Ontario's risk-based emergency management program are:
A comprehensive emergency management program is the best way to protect public safety and create disaster-resilient communities. A comprehensive community emergency management program also contributes to the protection of public health, the environment, property and economic stability.
Legislation and Requirements
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act defines the roles and responsibilities of emergency management throughout the province.
Ontario Regulation 380/04 provides specific standards for municipalities.
The emergency management program is governed by the following pieces of legislation: