Alert Ready in Ontario is part of a national service designed to deliver critical and potentially life‑saving emergency alert messages to Canadians. Emergency alerts help to ensure Ontarian’s have the critical information they need in emergencies to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO)
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency management programs throughout Ontario. Comprehensive programs include mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. For more information, please visit Emergency Management Ontario.
The Township of Perry has now implemented the CodeRED high-speed mass notification system!
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the Township’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media to keep you informed in the event of an emergency and is also used to provide general information that you need to know on short notice.
IT IS FREE TO SIGN UP! CLICK JUST BELOW THE LOGO OR CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW.
There are two types of calls/messages you may receive – Emergency Notifications as well as General Notifications:
1. A CodeRED Emergency message will have a caller ID of 1-866-419-5000.
2. A CodeRED General message will have a caller ID of 1-855-969-4636.
We suggest you program both numbers in your phones as a “new contact” and use “CodeRED Emergency” and “CodeRED General” as the contact names.
There is also a free CodeRED Mobile Alert app for iPhone & Android subscribers, which will allow you to stay informed no matter where you are! When traveling, your CodeRED Mobile Alert app will notify you of any emergency situation if you are near a community using the CodeRED system.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD.
If your contact information is not in the database, you will not receive alerts in an emergency. If you have ANY questions or require any assistance signing up – please contact our office at 705-636-5941.
For more information on the Notification System – click here.
Do you know what do in a tornado, flood or winter storm? Do you have everything you need during a major emergency?
This online tool will help you create an Emergency Preparedness Action Plan for your household. Your completed plan will:
- List the specific steps you need to take to get prepared
- Provide tips on hazards that might affect your community
- Include information related to special needs you may have (for example, information for people with disabilities and pet owners)
You can’t predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one. Take action today!
Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. It is a collaborative event undertaken by provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level, in concert with Public Safety Canada and partners. EP Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
- Know the risks
- Make a plan
- Get an emergency kit
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Utilities can be out, roads closed, and crucial supplies unavailable. While local, provincial and federal officials prepare for emergencies, individuals can plan to be prepared at home and at work.
With increased levels of fear and anxiety throughout Canada and the world, it makes sense to prepare for the unexpected. Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves and their families for up to three days in the event of an emergency or disaster. For example, it could take that long to clear roads due to a severe winter storm.
Please take a moment to browse the emergency preparedness information provided below:
Emergency Response Program – Updated in October 2020
Emergency Response Plan – Updated in October 2020
To learn more about different emergencies, follow the Ontario Emergency Preparedness Page by clicking the link below.