Municipal Office

MUNICIPAL PREPAREDNESS


All municipalities are regulated by the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O., 1990 to develop and implement an emergency management program consisting of emergency plans, training programs and exercises and public education.

Since 2004, the Township of Scugog has successfully met and maintained compliance with these regulations.

Municipal Coordinator

The Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) for the Township of Scugog is Fire Chief Richard Miller. It is his responsibility to oversee the development and maintenance of municipal emergency plans and other components of the municipal emergency program.

The Township of Scugog has a Municipal Control Group (MCG) made up of members from senior management. The MCG meets on a quarterly basis throughout the year to address ongoing municipal emergency planning matters.

Components of Emergency Management

Emergency management programs are based on the following four components: mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Mitigation/prevention focuses on measures taken in advance to reduce the risk and reoccurence of emergencies. Preparedness involves actions and initiatives taken to ensure an effective emergency response. Response involves measures to react and manage until the emergency is resolved. Recovery focuses on the repair of damage following an emergency or disaster and actions taken to restore normal activities and conditions.