About Emergency Management

Emergency Management is an organized process of planning, decision-making and assigning resources to prevent or respond to any emergency event.

The goal of emergency management is to provide an organized approach to save lives, prevent injuries and protect property and the environment if an emergency occurs.

There are five components to emergency management:

Emergency Management Act

In April 2003, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O., 1990 was proclaimed by the Province. It requires every municipality in Ontario to develop and implement an emergency management program consisting of:

Durham Region Emergency Management By-Law

Durham Region By-Law No. 36-2015 (PDF), the Emergency Management By-Law:

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