Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency when 911 is out of service: the Fire Department will be manned.  Call (705) 282 3233 for service.

“The committee trusts that emergency preparedness is a priority for each and every household in our community. It is everyone’s responsibility to prepare as much as possible for any emergency.”

Should a disaster or emergency happen in our municipality, you will need to have your own supplies to last for at least 72 hours.  Services like electricity and phone may be cut off for some time.  Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during an outage.  Remember, help could arrive within hours or it might take days.

Here is a suggested list of items to include in an Emergency Survival Kit. This kit is designed to sustain one person for three days.

  • Four litres of water / day (bottled water)
  • Food such as canned goods, crackers, honey, peanut butter, sugar, coffee, tea, food bars (to be replaced once/year)
  • Flashlight and batteries or crank flashlight
  • Portable radio and batteries or crank radio
  • Spare batteries for both
  • First Aid Kit
  • Candles/matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys
  • Always have cash on hand (including coins for pay phones)
  • Important personal papers (ID, personal documents such as passports, birth certificates, social insurance numbers, marriage certificates, etc.)
  • Clothing and footwear (one extra set)
  • Toiletries (such as toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, pre-moistened towlettes, tissues, etc.)
  • Blankets (Mylar type) or sleeping bags
  • Any necessary medications
  • Whistle (to attract attention)
  • Playing cards, games
  • Something to carry survival kit items in case you have to evacuate

Winter storm safety tips compiled by the Electrical Safety Authority can be found by clicking here.

More information is available at Emergency Management Ontario.

Click here to read the Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs (PDF).

Click here to read the Gordon/Barrie Island Emergency Plan (PDF).