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. 

Emergency Preparedness Week - May 2-8, 2021
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May and is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
Check out this VIDEO, as prepared by our Emergency Management Department, on ways to best prepare your family and home in the event of an emergency.

Kincardine Alert Self Registration

To all residents and businesses in the Municipality of Kincardine

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.

Individuals who were previously signed up for the ERMS Notification System will be transferred to Kincardine Alert, but will only remain in the alerting system until June 30th. In order to continue to receive notifications, we encourage residents to create a new profile, by clicking this link Kincardine Alert and provide their important contact information. Again, this must be complete by June 30th, 2021.

Residents and travelers 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.

More information

Alert FM

Build-a-Kit

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

Additional Links

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