Emergency Preparedness

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For general inquiries or for assistance, please contact the Animal Control Officer at 705 672 3985.

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Emergency Plan - By Law 2014-200

Build a Kit

The following list is broken down into the essentials, items you may need to meet your family's unique needs, and items to have ready in case you have to leave your home.


. Food (non-perishable and easy-to-prepare items, enough for 3 days) and a manual can opener
. Bottled water (4 litres per person for each day)
. Medication(s)
. Flashlight
. Radio (crank or battery-run)
. Extra batteries
. First-aid kit
. Candles and matches/lighter
. Hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
. Important papers (identification, contact lists, copies of prescriptions, etc.)
. Extra car keys and cash
. Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
. Zip-lock bag (to keep things dry)
. Garbage bags


Special Considerations
. Items for babies and small children--diapers, formula, bottles, baby food, comfort items
. Prescription medication
. Medical supplies and equipment
. Pet food and supplies
. Any other items specific to your family's needs


Extra Supplies for Evacuation
. Clothes, shoes
. Sleeping bags or blankets
. Personal items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, other toiletries)
. Playing cards, travel games, other activities for children



Make a Plan

In an emergency, your family may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and preparing a plan with every member of your family is the first step to being prepared.


During an emergency, it may be easier to reach someone using text messaging or social media or to make a long-distance call than to call someone locally (due to network damage or a jammed system). Discuss with your family which way(s) you will try to get in touch with each other. Identify one or two out-of-town contacts you and your loved ones can call or text message to connect and share information. Be sure they live far enough away so they will not likely be affected by the same emergency.


To build your own emergency plan or update your existing plan, visit:

Stay Informed

There are two main ways that you can be informed about emergencies: sign up for Ontario's emergency alerts, and learn more about the hazards you can face and how you can be prepared for them.

During an emergency, you should stay tuned to local news channels. Be sure to have a portable, battery-operated or crank radio in your survival kit in case of power outages.


Stay informed, sign  up for Alerts here

Pets & Emergencies

For information about protecting your pets during an emergency, please click on the following links:




Know the Hazards

Learn about different emergencies and how to be prepared by going to

Prepare you "Selfie"

This year the City of Temiskaming Shores will be promoting emergency preparedness and along with our Provincial Partners, and will be active on social media throughout EP Week.

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Take the #PrepareYourSelfie Challenge. Join the Conversation. It's simple.

  • Take a "selfie" to show how you're prepared for an emergency by creating a plan and building a kit,
  • Share it on social media using #PrepareYourSelfie
  • Challenge family, friends, and/or colleagues to do so too!

They then post their challenge via social media, along with a simple caption, such as the example below:


"Emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time. That's why I'm prepared. I've made a plan and built an emergency preparedness kit. Now, I'm challenging (insert name of those being challenged) to do the same. Emergency preparedness starts with you. #PrepareYourSelfie"


So join the campaign and demonstrate how you or your family is personally prepared for emergencies by taking a selfie showing items from your emergency kit or how you are prepared, then sharing it to on social media using the hashtag #TemShoresPrepareYourSelfie to have a chance to win some great prizes! We are also encouraging everyone to use these hashtags to support EP Week #PrepareYourSelfie #EPWeek2017.


I encourage everyone to join the movement and PrepareYourSelfie





Contact Us

Looking for more information or have questions? Contact those listed below for more information


Timothy H Uttley - Communicty Emergency Management Coordinator

Kelly Conlin - Communicty Emergency Management Coordinator (Alt)

Upcoming Events

The City of Temiskaming Shores celebrates Emergency Prepardness Week May 7th - 13th, 2017.


May 8th, 2017

  • Emergency Prepardness Week BBQ Kick-Off (Poster)
    • Temiskaming OPP Detachment - Victim Services (11:00am - 1:00pm)

May 10th, 2017

  • Emergency Prepardness for Senior Presentation
    • Riverside Place (2:00pm - 3:00pm)
    • Refreshments to be servered (Tea/Coffee & Cookies)
    • Speaker: Fire Prevention Officer Steve Langford

May 13th, 2017

  • Emergency Prepardness Day (Poster)