Responsibilities of Municipalities

Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) requires each municipality to have an emergency plan and an annual training exercise for staff and members of the Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) which includes the Medical Officer of Health (or alternate).

In the event of an emergency, the municipality notifies the MECG and a state of emergency may be declared. If the municipality requires additional resources, the Warden may declare a county-wide emergency and a Joint Emergency Control Group (JECG) will coordinate the response.