Emergency Preparedness

Our Emergency Preparedness Officer is Wayne Chaput. If there are any questions regarding emergency planning, please feel free to contact Wayne at 705 744-5611 or by e-mail at wayne.chaput@mattawa.ca.

The Town of Mattawa developed a comprehensive Community Emergency Plan, which was put into action in the summer of 2006 when Mattawa was hit by a severe storm with extreme high winds, forcing the Mayor to declare an emergency as the Town found itself without power for the better part of a week. The Emergency Plan provided the framework for the implementation of an organized and structured response to the emergency that was very successful in controlling and reducing the stress on our residents.

With the lessons learned from the event of 2006 we aspire to provide appropriate and valuable response to emergencies if and when they may occur. It is hoped of course that we would never again have to declare an emergency, but we do have a tested Community Emergency Plan and an Emergency Preparedness Officer who is dedicated to maintaining regular excercises with municipal staff and updating our plan so as to ensure we are prepared.

Below are some very useful documents on Emergency Preparedness that you can benefit from if ever you need it.

Community Emergency Plan – PDF

Children and Emergencies – Fact Sheet – PDF

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities and Special Needs – PDF

Emergency Survival Checklist – PDF

Emergency Survival Kit – Fact Sheet – PDF

Pets and Emergencies – Fact Sheet – PDF

Seniors and Emergencies – PDF

Tips for Dealing with High Winds and Severe Rainfall – Fact Sheet – PDF

Ontario Seniors – How To Plan For An Emergency – PDF

Emergency Preparedness Guide – PDF

In all cases of emergencies you should dial 911 to reach: