Emergency Preparedness and Safety

Emergency preparedness

Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility. Northumberland County, lower-tier municipalities and residents each have roles to play in preparing for emergencies.

What we do

Even in the most prepared communities, emergencies can happen at any time. Northumberland County and our member municipalities are responsible for identifying hazards in our community and creating response plans to help keep residents and visitors safe.

During an emergency, we assist our municipalities by working with police, fire, paramedics and other emergency responders. If an evacuation is required, we may open an emergency reception or evacuation centre to support residents who had to leave their homes.