Emergency Preparedness

Township of Coleman’s Emergency Response Plan

The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires every Ontario municipality and provincial ministry to implement an emergency management program.

The Township of Coleman’s Emergency Management Committee developed an Emergency Response Plan. The response plan has been prepared to provide key officials, agencies and departments of the Township of Coleman 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.

Are you ready to meet the special needs of all household members including pets and children if you have to stay home up to 72 hours due to an emergency like an ice-storm or to evacuate due to a nearby fire?

Emergency Preparedness Guide
Emergency Survival Checklist

Information for Ontario Seniors

Ontario Seniors How to Be Prepared for an Emergency
Ontario Seniors Information for my Emergency Plan

Pets and Emergencies

Your family emergency plan should include your pets as they depend on you for their safety and well being. Click on the link below for more information about pets and emergencies.

Pets and Emergencies Brochure

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Learn about the different emergencies and how to be prepared

Extreme Heat
Forest Fires
Winter Storms

Public Health

Being prepared and having a plan will help deal with the stress and disruption that go along with emergency events. For more information, please select the external resources below:

Responding to stressful events
Taking care of ourselves, our families and our communities


Current Flood Information

Please visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (link is external) for current flood information and messaging.

For information on how to prepare for a flood, visit the Timiskaming Health Unit (link is External).

Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

For tips on preventing basement flooding, refer to the Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding (link is external) PDF opens in a new tab or window from the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Ontario 511

Ontario 511 is an abbreviated telephone number, part of a North American traveller service, offering 24/7 bilingual information on Winter Road Conditions, Closures and Construction information and other features. Please visit their website at www.ontario.ca/511 or by clicking the link below.

Ontario 511 Traveller Information

Public Weather Alerts for Canada

Get current weather alerts across Canada from the Authoritative Source of Weather Alerts 24/7; Environment Canada.

Government of Canada – Public Weather Alerts for Canada
Government of Canada – Weather Information