Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness:

By their nature, emergency incidents require coordinated response by a number of agencies, under the direction of elected and appointed officials. They are distinct from routine operations carried out by these agencies under day-to-day procedures.

Emergencies may include: flood, hurricane, wind storm, blizzard, landslide, explosion, aircraft or rail crash, toxic or hazardous material spill, building collapse, vehicular accident, uncontrollable fire, or any threat of the foregoing, in which immediate remedial action will be required by the City of North Bay.


Be prepared - Not Scared!

In the event of an emergency or disaster, everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days.

Here is how...

- post emergency telephone numbers

- check your home insurance

-prepare a 3-day emergency survival kit (including food and medications)

-chose an out of town emergency contact

-train family members in emergency procedures and have a plan (including a designated meeting place to reunite with family)

-learn about your community's emergency plan   


Emergency Plan Document:

Adobe Acrobat Reader: Documents pertaining to the City of North Bay Community Emergency Plan are stored in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. If you don't already have it on your computer, you will need to download and install a copy of Acrobat Reader to view these documents. Then come back to our site to get the Community Emergency Plan documents.

The Acrobat Reader program is free and is available from Adobe's web site at:


North Bay's Community Emergency Plan

North Bay has a dedicated group of individuals that meet on a regular basis to maintain and improve our communities Emergency plans. Click here to see the current plan.


Emergency Preparedness Week Web Site:

Visit the official Emergency Preparedness Week web site by clicking the link below:

The Emergency Planner's Tool Kit:

Natural Resources Canada has set up Web sites with important information for municipal officials co-ordinating emergency plans and disaster relief. Many of these sites contain useful contact information. Check out the following:

The Natural Hazards of Canada Map does just that--maps the occurrences of natural disasters around the country. Look here for information on what parts of Canada are vulnerable to which hazards, from tsunamis to tornados:cgdi.gc.ca/ccatlas/hazardnet/a_contents/content.htm

(Article courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.)



Emergency Preparedness Guide http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/yprprdnssgd/index-en.aspx


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