Emergency Preparedness

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  red = emergency

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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Take the Are You Prepared Quiz

3 new questions and a different prize every month.

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



Follow the Region’s official Twitter feed @RegionofHalton for emergency preparedness information and timely updates on emergency situations in Halton Region.


Personal Emergency Preparedness Guides

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

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