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 County Emergency Plan 



The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act is the legislation in Ontario that provides municipalities and their staff with the authority to respond to a local disaster or crisis, under an emergency declaration.

An emergency is defined in the Act as “a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise”.  The County of Lambton declared an emergency during the multi-municipal / agency response to the Highway #402 Snowsquall Emergency of December 2010.

The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires  municipalities to develop and maintain local emergency management programs that among other things, must include the creation of an Emergency Response Plan approved by By-law.  The current County of Lambton Emergency Response Plan was approved by County Council on November 6, 2019, under By-law 37 of 2019. To view or download a copy of the Plan, please click on the link to Emergencies Lambton below. Anyone requiring a copy of the Plan in a special format for accessibility may contact the County at 519-845-0801 or 1-866-324-6912. For more information about emergency management and home emergency preparedness, please visit: