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The Municipality's emergency plan has been prepared to assign responsibilities and to guide the immediate actions of key officials in the first critical hours after the onset of an emergency in the Municipality of Thames Centre.
This plan has been adopted through By-law No. 57-2004 passed on June 21, 2004 under the legal authority of The Emergency Management Act R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER E.9.
It is essential that all concerned are aware of its provisions and that every official and service be prepared to carry out their assigned functions and responsibilities in an emergency. Municipal services are to review this plan on a regular basis and keep up to date their own procedures for handling emergencies.
Commencing January 1, 2012, organizations that prepare emergency procedures, plans or public safety information must make this information available to the public in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports as soon as practicable upon request.
Should the Municipality of Thames Centre be requested to provide a person with a disability a copy of its Emergency Plan or emergency procedures, the Municipality will take into consideration the communication needs of the person with a disability and endeavour to provide the information to the person in a format that takes into account the persons disability.
Thames Centre Staff Make 72 Hour Kits and Toiletry Kits for Evacuation Centre
Basic emergency kit
You may have some of these basic emergency kit items already, such as a flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water and blankets. The key is to make sure they are organized, easy to find and easy to carry (in a suitcase with wheels or in a backpack) in case you need to evacuate your home. Whatever you do, don't wait for a disaster to happen.
Easy to carry – think of ways that you can pack your emergency kit so that you and those on your emergency plan can easily take the items with you, if necessary.
- Water – two litres of water per person per day (Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order)
- Food – that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (remember to replace the food and water once a year)
- Manual can opener
- Flashlight and batteries
- Battery–powered or wind–up radio (and extra batteries)
- First aid kit
- Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or equipment for people with disabilities
- Extra keys – for your car and house
- Cash – include smaller bills, such as $10 bills (travellers cheques are also useful) and change for payphones
- Emergency plan – include a copy of it and ensure it contains in–town and out–of–town contact information
Print this page or download the PDF version of the kit checklist (PDF 66KB). Check off the items for your 72–hour emergency kit as you accumulate them.