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Emergency Preparedness

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. 

Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)

The Municipality of Kincardine's CEMC develops and implements emergency response plans that include supporting plans for high risks like:

  • severe weather
  • transportation accidents
  • nuclear incidents
  • and more

The CEMC also maintains the Emergency Response Plan to align with the provincial regulations and is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to emergencies in the Municipality.

You can connect with the Municipality of Kincardine's CEMC by e-mail or call 519-396-3468 ext. 7157.

Are you prepared?

You can do your part by making sure you and those you care about are ready for any emergency. This is any situation that could result in harm to individuals or substantial damage to property caused by forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident, or any act that intentional or not.

Here's some helpful information to help you get ready:

This is one of the most helpful things you can do to be better prepared for an emergency: sign-up for Kincardine Alert.

This is the official emergency notification system the Municipality of Kincardine uses to communicate with the community during emergencies. It's completely free and you can even:

  • add your address to receive alerts that are targeted to your geographic area
  • select the type of alerts you want including weather, traffic, emergency, and more
  • choose how you want to be notified including text message, e-mail, and/or voice message
  • sign-in to your account to update your preferences

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.

Know the risks and create a plan with your family. Having a 72 Hour Kit ready for your home and car is essential.

For the Municipality of Kincardine, our risk assessment identifies these as the top ten hazards for our community:

  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

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 / Welcome Centre - 707 Queen Street, Kincardine
  • Kincardine Branch of the Bruce County 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 and 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.

These are some great places to get more information on emergency preparedness:

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