The Emergency Measures Response Team consists of one Emergency Coordinator, one Deputy and a complement of dedicated volunteers from within the Municipality. The purpose of the organization is to prepare for and manage serious emergencies or disasters. On a day-to-day basis, the program is administered by the Municipal Emergency Coordinator(s) under the supervision of the Protective Services Committee.
The Asessippi Parkland Region is ‘low risk’ for many of the natural phenomena that create problems in other parts of the world. The most likely emergency event is one caused by severe weather - tornado, blizzard, flood or ice storm, and/or a loss of electrical service. Man made situations such as a hazardous materials spill or serious fire could also impact our region.
You can help yourself by preparing for an emergency. Experts recommend that in an emergency situation residents be prepared to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. For seniors, it is important to have a ‘support system’. For further information, refer to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx
To receive warning of severe weather, residents should monitor Environment Canada’s Weather Radio broadcast station on frequencies 162.400 MHz, 162.550 MHz, or visit "Warnings” on the Environment Canada website at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/.
Warnings, including those for non-weather related emergencies, may be broadcast to residents by the CodeRED public notification system, over commercial radio stations,as well as by emergency vehicle loudspeaker. If this is the case, danger is imminent. Seek shelter. Please listen to broadcast messages as they may include information such as the opening of an evacuation reception center.
In the event of a hazardous materials spill, a fire or other event, you may be required to evacuate your residence. Refer to the Evacuation Checklist on this page and see http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx .If you are told to ‘shelter-in-place’ follow the instructions on this page.
Some situations will necessitate the use of volunteers. Persons with experience in social services, command post operations, police, medical, fire, military or similar service are invited to volunteer by submitting their names to the Municipal Emergency Coordinator. Training will be provided for those selected to assist in critical positions.
For further information or to contact us, please call the Municipal Office 204 773 2253 or email the Municipal Emergency Coordinator, Wes Anderson at email@example.com
-WALLETS, PURSES, KEYS
-PETS; LEASH, FOOD & WATER
-WATER & ELECTRICITY OFF IF SO INSTRUCTED
-LOCK THE DOOR
SHELTER IN PLACE
-SHUT OFF ALL VENTILATION DEVICES
-CLOSE & SEAL DOORS & WINDOWS
-DRINK BOTTLED LIQUIDS FROM SEALED CONTAINERS
-EAT FOOD FROM SEALED CONTAINERS
Please click on link below for information on Alert Ready Emergency Alert System http://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/prepare/alertready.html
Please Click on link below to register for Environment Canada Twitter info
Please click on link below for information on Disaster Financial Assistance
Please click on link below for additional resources and brochures from the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization http://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/resources/downloads.html
Please click on link below for information on Boil Water Advisories