A Provincial Mandate

The Province of Ontario has set out legislation to mandate that all municipalities be ready to respond to community emergencies. Compliance is overseen by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM).

Community Emergency Management Coordinator

Every municipality in Ontario has a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC). CEMCs are responsible for developing emergency management programs for our communities.

The CEMC develops and implements emergency plans and protocols, including emergency social services (ESS) and business continuity, as part of their municipal emergency management program. The CEMC coordinates and conducts risk assessments, liaises with stakeholders, and ensures the government and its emergency operations facilities are in a continuous state of readiness.

To learn more about emergency management in your community contact us.