Emergency Management

We are committed to making Middlesex County as safe as possible, which includes being prepared to manage major emergencies in our area. This website is part of our continuing effort to provide useful information, which can help individuals, families, businesses and communities prepare for emergencies, large and small.

The Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC), working with the Community Emergency Management Program Committees of the municipalities and the County of Middlesex, has the primary responsibility and accountability for developing, implementing, and maintaining municipal emergency management programs. These programs are focused on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from major emergencies that could have disastrous impacts on our communities.

Some of the principal responsibilities of the CEMC are:

  • Development, implementation, and publication of emergency response plans for Middlesex County and its municipalities including supporting plans for local high risks (e.g. floods, severe weather, transportation accidents, critical infrastructure failure etc.) and the maintenance of the emergency management program as per the present provincial regulations
  • Development and publication of supporting plans for the dissemination of emergency information, including use of Ontario’s 211 telephone information system
  • Development and implementation of public education programs for residents and school children
  • Development and implementation of an annual emergency exercise and an emergency management training program, involving appropriate staff, volunteers, partner agencies and emergency services
  • Provide training, support and coordination to the CERV (Community Emergency Response Volunteers) Middlesex Team; should a county-wide emergency situation occur impacting the lives and property of County residents, CERV Middlesex volunteers will be there to help

Middlesex County Emergency Response Plan (ERP)

View the Middlesex County Emergency Response Plan (PDF)
At the County of Middlesex, we review our plan annually to ensure we are ready for any emergency that may arise.

All of our municipalities have an Emergency Response Plan, visit your municipal site to view their plan

Adelaide-Metcalfe Lucan Biddulph
Middlesex Centre Village of Newbury
Southwest Middlesex Strathroy-Caradoc
North Middlesex Thames Centre

Accessible formats of the Emergency Response Plan are available upon request. To make a request, please contact the  Legislative Services Department.