The Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) develops and implements emergency response plans for the Municipality of Kincardine to include supporting plans for high risks (e.g. hazardous facilities, nuclear incidents, severe weather, transportation accidents, critical infrastructure etc.) and the maintenance of the essential level program as per the present provincial regulations. The CEMC is on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies in the municipality.

An emergency is a situation that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise.

An emergency can happen at any moment.

Everyone should know the risk, be prepared and plan for any emergency. This includes home owners, residents, agencies, first responders and the Municipality of Kincardine. By planning and preparing, you will be able to better cope when an emergency arises.

The Municipality of Kincardine has prepared an Emergency Response Plan based on the most probable incidents with the highest level of consequences identified that will allow all departments to train and prepare in the event of a local disaster. 

Kincardine Alert

Kincardine Alert is the official emergency notification system used by the Municipality of Kincardine to communicate with community residents during emergencies. Sign up now to receive free alerts from the Municipality of Kincardine via text message, email, and/or voice message.

  • Add your address to receive geo-targeted alerts
  • Indicate what types of alerts you want to receive including weather, traffic, emergency, and more.
  • Indicate how you want to be notified by text, email, and/or voice message.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications here: Kincardine Alert

Need to update your emergency notification preferences? Click here: Kincardine Alert to log in to your account.

Residents and travellers to the Municipality of Kincardine who were not previously signed up for ERMS should sign up for free at Kincardine Alert  to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text or voice message. They can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies. “

For more information click here: Kincardine Alert FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 for the purpose of creating a record to be used for sending notifications in case of an incident.  Questions about the collection of the personal information may be addressed to the Clerk of the Municipality of Kincardine, 1475 Concession 5, R.R. 5 Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2X6.  Phone: 519-396-3468.

Identified Hazards for Municipality of Kincardine (in order of risk assessment)

  1. Tornado
  2. Snow Storms / Blizzards
  3. Transportation Emergency / Roads
  4. Explosions
  5. Hazardous Materials Incident / Spills - Roads
  6. Drinking Water
  7. Energy Supply
  8. Nuclear Facility
  9. Human Health
  10. Freezing Rain

Know the Risks. Create a Plan with your family. Prepare a 72 Hour Kit for your home and for Evacuation.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in Public Facilities

CPR and First Aid training teaches you what method to use in different emergencies. The right technique and equipment can make all the difference once you've recognized the emergency.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) can be a useful tool when administering CPR and many public facilities in the Municipality of Kincardine are equipped with them:

  • Bruce Power Training Centre - 705 Princes Street, Kincardine
  • Davidson Centre - 601 Durham Street, Kincardine
    • Arena
    • Gym/Seniors' Room
    • Main Ramp
    • Pool
  • Kincardine Municipal Airport - 1987 Highway 21, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Centre for the Arts - 707 Queen Street, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Public Library - 727 Queen Street, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Marina - Station Beach Road, Kincardine
  • Hawthorne Community Clinic - 1201 Queen Street, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Municipal Administration Centre - 1475 Concession 5, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Waste Management Centre - 437 Sideroad 15, Armow
  • Tiverton & District Sports Complex - 20 McLaren Street, Tiverton
  • Underwood Community Centre - 1240 Concession 6, Underwood
  • Whitney Crawford Community Centre - 6 McKay Street, Tiverton

Private Facilities with AEDs

Many private facilities throughout the community have installed AEDs in their facilities. Bruce County has gathered their locations onto a map and continue to add to it as additional AEDs are installed.

More information

Alert FM


Contact Cards

Emergency Detour Route (EDR)

Kincardine Alert (RAVE) FAQs 

Evacuation and Shelter in Place

Grab-N-Go Bag

Pets in Emergencies

Seniors and Special Needs

Summer – Severe – Weather

Vehicle Emergency Kits

Winter – Severe – Weather

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