Emergency Preparedness

Township of Springwater Emergency Response Plan 

The Township of Springwater Emergency Management Committee developed this Emergency Response Plan. Every official, municipal department and agency must be prepared to carry out assigned responsibilities in an emergency. The response plan has been prepared to provide key officials, agencies and departments of the Township of Springwater with important emergency response information related to:
  • Arrangements, services and equipment; and
  • Roles and responsibilities during an emergency.

In addition, it is important that residents, businesses and interested visitors be aware of its provisions.

Emergency Survival Kit

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. With increased awareness of security concerns 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. The items listed below are recommended guidelines to help you gather the items you should have on hand and keep stored in a place everyone in your family knows about. A more detailed listing of items that should be included in an Emergency Survival Kit can be found in our Emergency Survival Kit Fact Sheet.

Extra car keys and cash
(including coins/cards for telephone) 

Clothing and footwear
(one change of clothes per person)
Radio or crank radio
(so you can listen to news bulletins)
Blankets or sleeping bags
(one blanket or sleeping bag per person)

Backpack/duffel bag
(or something else to carry the emergency survival kit in, in case you have to evacuate)

Toilet paper and other personal supplies such as shampoo, hairbrush, tooth brush and toothpaste, soap and a towel and face cloth
(one for each person).

Candles, matches/lighter Medication
Flashlight and spare batteries First-aid Kit
Important papers (identification for everyone, personal documents such as insurance papers) Whistle (in case you need to attract someone's  attention)
Food and bottled water Playing cards, gum

Fact Sheet

As part of its Emergency Response Plan, the Township undertook a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment exercise. The top 10 hazards and risks are identified in the ERP. Several Fact Sheets have been provided for residents to ensure they are prepared for those emergencies which are more likely to happen in Springwater Township.

Weather Alert Fact Sheet
Tornados/High Winds
Winter Power Outages 
Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Preparedness Resource
The following links provided are for convenience only and are to be used as resources. The Township of Springwater neither endorses, approves, nor assumes any responsibility for the content included on these external websites.

County of Simcoe Emergency Management

Emergency Management Ontario

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada 

Is your family prepared?