Let’s Do Our Part for Emergency Preparedness Week – This May 5-11 2019

Floods, fires, ice and snow storms… no matter what the emergency may be, you need to be prepared. Ask yourself: Are you ready?

By: Bill Henderson
May 4, 2019

Whether you believe that humanity is the cause or not, the climate is changing – and if you are an Emergency Responder, you are on the front lines of dealing with the impact.

The Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act defines the roles and responsibilities of emergency management and Ontario Regulation 380/04 provides specific standards for municipalities.

The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has developed training on community emergency management programs which emphasizes the responsibilities or standards under the Act.

Several areas concern contacts and infrastructure that depend on reliable power in an emergency:

  • Designation of a community emergency management coordinator (CEMC) and alternates
  • Development of an appropriate community emergency operations centre
  • Identification of critical infrastructure such as back-up power, medical, evacuation centres, etc.
  • Annual training of community control group and emergency operations centre staff

With understanding that we must all chip in and do our part during an emergency, the best reason to have a generator repair and service company like T&T Power Group on your team is to ensure the generators have been regularly serviced, and are ready when the utility power fails. It is a good idea for the CEMC to have a contact for emergency generator repairs when in the throes of an emergency.

It is hard to imagine a person in our society that is not responsible for the safety of others. We rely on the average citizen as much as any first responder to be prepared to help our families and our neighbours in times of danger.

The only question is: Are You Ready?



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