London Emergency Response Plan
In the event of an emergency, the City of London has an Emergency Response Plan in place and trained emergency response teams available to take action 24 hours per day,365 days per year. Every day these emergency response teams work together to effectively respond to emergencies. In the case of a disaster, we are prepared and we respond as a unified team to deal with the situation.
The City of London Emergency Response Plan (LERP) outlines roles and responsibilities of essential personnel to ensure that essential services are provided to the community throughout the emergency. It also outlines how the City co-ordinates with community agencies as hospitals, schools, utilities, telephone and volunteer groups like Red Cross, Salvation Army and St. John Ambulance.
City of London By-Law
One of the requirements under the Provincial legislation is for each municipality to have a by-law that authorizes its emergency management program and emergency response plan. London's By-law was passed by City Council on December 18, 2014 and is included in the front of the Emergency Response Plan.
Responsibility for implementing and maintaining London's emergency management program rests with the Corporate Security and Emergency Management Division.
Our Division works closely with our partner agencies and organizations to ensure our program is comprehensive and promotes interagency collaboration.
Emergency Management Program Committee
London has a multi-agency committee to help facilitate its Community Emergency Management Program with representation from:
- London Fire
- London Police
- Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services
- City of London
- Corporate Security and Emergency Management
- Corporate Communications
- Environmental and Engineering Services
- Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services
- Information Technology Services
- Middlesex-London Health Unit
- London Health Sciences Centre
- St. Joseph's Health Care London
- London Hydro
- London Transit
- Middlesex County
The Community Emergency Management Program Committee (CEMPC)'s mandate is to oversee and direct the implementation of emergency preparedness standards.
Emergency Management Training
Each year, London's Community Emergency Management Program Committee conducts intensive three-day training sessions for individuals involved in emergency management. These training courses are a co-operative project of Corporate Security and Emergency Management and agencies participating in the emergency management program.
This comprehensive Basic Emergency Management course encourages participants to have an understanding of the Province's risk-based methodology, how it impacts on their organization, and what the City of London is doing to meet these standards.
This Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) course provides participants with an excellent understanding of the key concepts of the Provincially mandated Community Emergency Management Program. For further information on Emergency Management training available through the OFMEM, click here.
In addition, our division offers training on the Provincial Incident Management System (IMS), hosts various workshops and provides a yearly training/exercise day for our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Policy Group.
Anyone working for an organization involved in emergency management in London who would like more information on our training program, please contact Cori Woods at 519-661-2500 ext. 7500.