What does an emergency mean?
An emergency means:
“A situation or impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise.”
An emergency can happen at any moment.
It is essential that everyone plans today to manage into the future. It is everyone’s responsibilty to be prepared, this includes home owners, residents, agencies, first responders and the Municipality of East Ferris.
In East Ferris, Council has prepared an Emergency Plan based on the most probable incidents with the highest level of consequences identified that will allow all departments to train and prepare in the event of a local disaster.
Emergency Planning Mission Statement
"The Municipality of East Ferris through careful and comprehensive Emergency Planning, shall mitigate the impact that an emergency may have on the residents of the Municipality of East Ferris and those individuals and organizations actually involved in the emergency situation".
The identified hazards for East Ferris are (in order of risk assessment):
- Power Failure – Winter and Summer
- Energy Emergency – Black Out
- Winter Storms – Ice
- Uncontrollable Fire
- Telecommunications Failure
- Transportation Emergencies
- Large Building Collapse
The hazards identified are not preventable but the consequences are able to be mitigated if everyone does their part to be prepared and to cooperate with the emergency service responders. Visit the Municipality's Emergency Plan page for more information related to East Ferris.
For general information on hazards visit the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services website.
If you or someone you know has a unique circumstance that will require special assistance during an emergency (oxygen, bed ridden, can’t walk, etc.) please let the Municipal Office know so that steps are taken to assist in the event of an emergency.
Contact Fire Chief Frank Loeffen at 705-752-2740 ext 224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.