Fire Chief, Director of Emergency Service
Phone: (705) 739-4220 ext. 3256
Fax: (705) 728-1277
Prevention and mitigation measures are the things we do to prevent an emergency from happening and, if it does, to reduce or eliminate the impact.
Potential impacts can be structural (e.g. building reinforcement, infrastructure renewal) and non-structural measures (e.g. legislation, by-laws, and codes).
There is international agreement that investment in prevention and mitigation before an emergency will reduce the cost of recovering afterwards.
City By-Law 2013-142 adopted an Emergency Management Program and Emergency Plan for the City of Barrie that assigns responsibility for emergency preparedness to offices and groups, and establishes the framework how they will manage emergency situations:
The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires that all municipalities and the provincial government establish emergency management programs based on hazards and risks that the community may face.
Ontario Regulation 280/04 sets the standards for the emergency management programs that municipalities must establish.
Ontario’s Critical Infrastructure Assurance Program is a collaborative process between Ontario ministries, Federal departments, communities, and representatives of the private sector. Nine sectors have been identified in which communities and provincial ministries will identify and assure critical infrastructure.
Additional provincial measures include:
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