First Nations communities in Ontario face unique challenges when it comes to being prepared for an emergency. The remote geographic locations of communities in the North require fast response times and quick thinking in case of an evacuation.
The Emergency Management Preparedness Program exists to help prepare First Nations to meet the challenges of emergency situations. Focus is placed on training community members responsible for assisting with managing emergencies.
OFNTSC assists First Nations with developing, updating and/or exercising their community Master Emergency Response Plans (MERPs).
OFNTSC’s Emergency Planning department can help you and/or your community prepare for an emergency. Our staff work directly with First Nations’ Emergency Response staff to ensure that proper plans are put in place.
This program supports clients by building First Nations technical capacity in emergency management preparedness and community infrastructure. We offer training, emergency preparedness kits, assistance with Master Emergency Response Plans and more!
This service provides:
- Training in emergency management
- Training materials
- Training of Emergency Planning Instructors
- Emergency Response Field Training Exercise
- Creation of Master Emergency Response Plans
- Identifying your community control group, assigning roles and responsibilities
- Assistance with Emergency Services coordination
- Development of emergency preparedness resources
- Advisory services on Incident Response are available upon request
- Review of your First Nations' Master Emergency Response Plan