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Emergency Services

Linda Rozon
Emergency Coordinator (CEMC)
Telephone: 613.674.2170

Role of Municipalities
The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act states that: “Every municipality shall formulate an emergency plan governing the provision of necessary services during an emergency and the procedures under and the manner in which employees of the municipality and other persons will respond to the emergency and the council of the municipality shall by by-law adopt the emergency plan”.

Who is responsible?
The Municipality is required to designate a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC). Linda Rozon also Treasurer of the Municipality, is the Township of East Hawkesbury’s Community Emergency Management Coordinator. She is responsible for all aspects of emergency management in the Township. As required under the Act, a Community Emergency Management Program Committee composed of the Mayor, Deputy-Mayor, CEMC and members of the various departments and services in the Township has been established in 2005. The CEMC, in conjunction with the committee shall conduct an annual review of the municipality’s emergency management program and make recommendations to Council for its revision if necessary.

Municipal Emergency Response Plan
As per the recommendations of the Emergency Management Program Committee, Council adopted a revised Emergency Response Plan on December 10, 2007 under By-Law No. 2007-64.

Compliance with provincial requirements
In a letter dated February 25, 2011, the Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief  for Emergency Management Ontario that in 2010 the Township of East Hawkesbury fulfilled the municipal requirements of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act ( EMCPA) .

National Emergency Preparedness Week
National Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2011. The Township of East Hawkesbury together with approximately 70% of municipalities participated in EP Week. Public education remains a priority for our Municipality to be a Safer Community…

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