Emergency Preparedness

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Emergencies can happen at any time and your best defense is to be prepared! Whether an emergency occurs from human-caused, technological or natural means, be assured that Halton Region, as well as the local municipalities, have comprehensive emergency management plans and programs in place. The nature and scope of an emergency determines which emergency plans are activated.  We’re prepared – are you?

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Be prepared…take the steps

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Step 1. Know the Risks
Halton Region is vulnerable to a variety of natural and human-caused hazards. For any incident make sure you know the General Precautions you should take. Learn more

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Step 2. Make a Plan
Make an escape plan, communications plan and learn about sheltering in place, evacuations, and driving in hazardous conditions. Learn more

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Step 3. Get a Kit
Be prepared! Make a kit for your house, car, pets or service animals. Learn more

* @BPreparedHalton Twitter Privacy Notice & Disclaimer (Click link to open/close)

Please note that the BPreparedHalton Twitter account should not be used to report emergencies or anything that requires an immediate response. Please call 9-1-1 or your local emergency response number to report an emergency.  Dial 3-1-1 for information about an emergency within Halton Region.

The @BPreparedHalton Twitter account is managed by Halton Region’s Emergency Management Program

Emergency Content: “Incident Tweets”
There are four Local Municipalities within the Region of Halton (City of Burlington, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville). Each Local Municipality has responsibility for providing the initial response resources to an emergency situation within their jurisdiction.

To obtain information about the emergency status in your Municipality, please check your City/Town website:

Halton Region will only Tweet or “Re-Tweet” information about Local Emergencies once we have verified its accuracy and obtained consent from the Local Municipality where the emergency is occurring.

Halton Region will communicate information using @BPreparedHalton in emergency situations requiring the use of regional services (e.g., evacuation centres, significant failure of water infrastructure).

@BPreparedHalton will post emergency information related to Emergency Alerts and Emergency Declarations. During an emergency, the @BPreparedHalton account will be monitored and updated as required.

From time to time, we may post general information and tips on emergency preparedness.

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we are not responsible for lack of service.

If you follow @BPreparedHalton, we will not necessarily follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

Please don’t send us personal information when responding to @BPreparedHalton tweets or when sending other communications to us through Twitter. Any personal information received through the @BPreparedHalton Twitter account will be treated as a communication by you through Halton Region’s website and will be handled by us in accordance with our website Privacy Statement .

@Replies and Direct Messages
We will read and respond to all @replies and Direct Messages sent to us within one business day.

Links to External Websites
Halton Region can make no representation to you concerning the content of any external site which may be linked to @BPreparedHalton.

Rules of Conduct
Twitter.com has rules of conduct that we follow and expect our followers will as well.
Halton Region Ontario reserves the right to remove any tweets deemed to be in violation of Twitter’s rules of conduct.

If you have questions regarding @BPreparedHalton or any of Halton Region’s Emergency Management programs, please contact us or send an email to bepreparedhalton@halton.ca.

Personal Emergency Preparedness Guides

Download various guides including those for people with special needs/disabilities.

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