Emergency Management Program

In order to protect the lives and properties of its citizens, each municipality must develop and implement an emergency management program in accordance with legislated standards, tailored to local hazards and resources.

It is the responsibility of the municipality to complete the mandatory annual program requirements outlined in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Sault Ste. Marie's Emergency Management is based on a risk management approach and includes activities in 5 components:

  • Prevention - actions taken to prevent an emergency
  • Mitigation - actions taken to reduce the effects of an emergency
  • Preparedness - actions taken prior to an emergency to ensure an effective response
  • Response - actions taken to respond to an emergency
  • Recovery - actions taken to recover from an emergency

Emergency Management Program Committee

The Emergency Management Program Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the Emergency Management Program.

The Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Fire Chief (Chair)
  • Police Chief
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Mayor
  • Council Members (2)
  • Medical Officer of Health for Algoma Public Health
  • Sault Area Hospital Representative
  • Manager of Central Ambulance Communications Centre
  • Commanding Officer of the 49th Field Regiment
  • Community Emergency Management Coordinator

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65 Old Garden River Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 5A5

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