Emergency Management Ontario
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency management programs throughout Ontario.
Emergency Management consists of four core components:
Emergency Response Plan Testing
"Operation Plugged In"
"Operation Plugged In" was a table top emergency exercise that took place on October 6 2011. This exercise simulated a three week power outage due to an ice storm. Members of the community from both the public and private sectors took part to discuss the issues surrounding preparedness, response and recovery associated with such a lengthily and severe emergency. Documents were provided to the participants to assist in the discussion and are available below.
All staff, volunteers, and organizations involved in the emergency program take part in training exercises. These exercises occur at least once per year. During the training sessions various case studies, tabletop exercises, and potential scenarios are reviewed in order to enable all parties to deal with the challenges of a real emergency. As an essential part of the training and exercise program, the emergency plan's strengths and deficiencies are documented and a planned course of action is recorded.
Enhanced Emergency Operations Centre
The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is the facility where the Emergency Community Control Group assembles to manage an emergency situation.
The EOC's primary concern is to maintain essential services while experiencing potential workforce shortages as a result of emergency conditions. Detailed operating procedures have been developed for the EOC including, but not limited to:
- Room set-up
- Operating procedures for normal business hours
- Control of access to the EOC and other security provisions
- Public health emergency screening and infection control
- Protocol for notifying assisting organizations and individuals
- Alternate back-up procedures
Simcoe County Ham Radio Emergency Communications - SCHREC
The Simcoe County HAM Radio Emergency Communications Project ensures that during an emergency, HAM radio communication will be available if required. HAM Radio emergency communication would be called upon when primary and secondary telecommunications methods are inoperable (e.g. land-line telephones, cell telephones, Internet). In order for the HAM radio emergency communications to be effective, there must be appropriate equipment available, as well as trained and licensed HAM Radio operators. SCHREC volunteers provide this support.
Documents are available in alternative formats upon request