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Emergency Management

York Region and its municipal partners each have emergency management programs and plans in place.

Whether an emergency (a major threat of major proportions that may cause serious harm to people or substantial damage to property) is caused by people, technology or nature, these programs and plans are designed to protect the people and property of the region.

In the event of an emergency:

  • The local and area municipalities handle emergencies 95 per cent of the time
  • Emergencies escalate up to regional, provincial and federal governments only if necessary
  • If an emergency escalates to the regional level a response would be coordinated from the Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Newmarket (with a backup location in East Gwillimbury)
  • Emergency operations would be directed by the Regional Emergency Control Group (RECG) and other key personnel

York Region maintains compliance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act by:

  • Identifying and assessing the most likely risks and hazards in the region
  • Preparing the Regional Emergency Plan for handling relevant threats identified by the hazard and risk assessment
  • Performing annual tests of the emergency plan by conducting regular emergency exercises
  • Educating York Region employees in emergency preparedness
  • Educating the public and increasing awareness on emergency preparedness.

Visit Emergency Preparedness to learn how to prepare for emergencies.  There are three basic steps including:

  1. Know the Risks
  2. Make a Plan
  3. Get a Kit

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