The Regional Service Commissions will serve as the vehicle through which Municipalities, Rural Communities and Local Service Districts will plan, coordinate and pool resources on a regional basis in order to enable more effective responses to emergency situations. This will involve the development of regional emergency protocols (specifying mutual assistance agreements between communities), providing assistance in developing and maintaining local emergency measures plans, and facilitating training initiatives for regional and inter-regional emergency responses.
We will inform our population here when warming centres are open in our region.
72-hour Emergency list
We sent a 72-hour emergency preparedness poster to all residents at the beginning of 2019. Follow this list to ensure that you and your family are ready to face the next storm. It’s not a question of “if”, it’s a question of “when”. Prepare your own 72-hour kit and have it on hand to be ready for a major power outage.
Did you know our mobile application “Kent Services” includes emergency measures. During a blackout, classic media (such as radio, newsprint and television) are often unable to reach our population in a timely manner. We hope to be able to contact our citizens quickly with up to date information during time of crisis such as the one we experienced during the 2017 ice storm. Get the app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.
Public Safety Days
One of the initiatives put in place by the Commission, in collaboration with many municipalities and organizations, is to present the Public Safety Days. We would like to thank the municipalities of St-Louis-de-Kent and St-Antoine that acted as hosts in 2019.
We’ll see you back in 2020!