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The Township of Rideau Lakes has the responsibility for dealing with any emergency affecting, or likely to affect, the people and property situated within Township boundaries. It has an Emergency Response Plan that governs the arrangements, procedures, as well as the roles and responsibilities of agencies and individuals during an emergency.

The following information has been prepared as part of the Township of Rideau Lakes Emergency Management Plan and is intended to assist in safeguarding and preparing you and your family prior to and during an emergency.

Emergency Management Ontario has the responsibility of seeing that all Municipalities have prepared an Emergency Management Plan. The framework for the creation of these plans and the requirements of the Emergency Plans are established in the Emergency Management Act.

Township of Rideau Lakes Emergency Response Plan

Township of Rideau Lakes Emergency Response Plan pdf

Emergency Checklist

The Emergency Checklist is intended to assist individuals by providing a list of items that will help individuals endure potential inconveniences or hardships that may be experienced as a result of an emergency.

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Radio and batteries or crank radio
  • Spare batteries (for radio or flashlight)
  • First-aid Kit
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Extra car keys and cash
  • Important papers (identification)
  • Food and boiled water
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Toilet paper and other personal items
  • Medication
  • Backpack/duffel bag (to hold all of the kit items)
  • Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • Playing cards, games

For further information, visit Emergency Management Ontario.

Seniors and Emergencies

An emergency situation or an evacuation can be a frightening and confusing time. It is important that seniors be educated about the potential for emergencies, the steps they can take to be prepared for an emergency, the programs in place to help manage emergencies, and the services that are available to help them get through the emergency, and return to their regular routine.

Emergency Survival Kits for Seniors

In addition to their basic Emergency Survival Kits, it is essential that senior citizens being evacuated during emergencies take with them any other equipment or devices they may need immediately. Those items may include:

  • assistive devices such as such as canes, walkers, hearing aids, breathing apparatus, etc.
  • prescription eyewear and footwear
  • extra medications and vitamin supplements
  • copies of prescriptions
  • extra dentures (if required) and cleaner
  • personal papers, identification; and
  • list of names and telephone numbers (such as family members, doctor, case worker, seniors group contact person, etc.).

The Emergency Survival Kit fact sheet outlines the basic items every individual should keep in an easy-to-reach place.