Emergency Preparedness

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

Personal preparedness

All residents should be prepared to be self-sufficient for up to three days in the event of an emergency. Learn how you can prepare for an emergency by building emergency kits.

This information is also available in our Emergency Preparedness Guide. To request a copy of this guide, please call or email us.

Community preparedness

Northumberland County is also prepared for emergencies. Learn more about our preparedness in our Emergency Management Plan.

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, the County assists local 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.