The purpose of this plan is to provide elected officials, personnel and emergency response agencies with an overview of the guidelines to their expected response and responsibilities to an emergency situation within the Township of Pelee. For this plan to be effective it is imperative that all officials, departments and agencies be aware of their respective roles and be prepared to carry out their assigned responsibilities.
For the purposes of this plan, an emergency according to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act means a situation or an impending situation caused by the forces of nature, an accident, an intentional act or otherwise that constitutes a danger of major proportions to life or property.
While many emergencies could occur within the Township of Pelee, the most likely to occur are, in order of likelihood:
- severe weather
- major flooding
- utility and/or telecommunication failures
- uncontrollable fires
- environmental pollution
- medical epidemics
- building or structural collapses
- radioactive materials release (secondary zone)