Municipal Services

Emergency Management

An emergency can happen at any moment.  It is essential that everyone plans today to manage into the future.  It is everyone’s responsibilty to be prepared, this includes home owners, residents, agencies, first responders and the Municipality of East Ferris.

72 hour emergency kits should be assembled and kept in an easily accessible location. Home escape plans should also be prepared. For information of how to prepare an escape plan, please visit

In East Ferris, Council has prepared an Emergency Planbased on the most probable incidents with the highest level of consequences identified that will allow all departments to train and prepare in the event of a local disaster.  

Emergency Planning Mission Statement

"The Municipality of East Ferris through careful and comprehensive Emergency Planning, shall mitigate the impact that an emergency may have on the residents of the Municipality of East Ferris and those individuals and organizations actually involved in the emergency situation". 

If you or someone you know has a unique circumstance that will require special assistance during an emergency (oxygen, bed ridden, can’t walk, etc.) please fill out this form and provide it to the Municipal Office so that steps are taken to assist in the event of an emergency. 

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 5th-11th is Emergency Preparedness Week for 2024!

Everyone has a role to play in an emergency. Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency. This year, the theme is Be Prepared. Know Your Risks. The intent of this theme is to encourage Canadians to take action to become better prepared for the range of emergencies they could face in their region.

This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.

For more information on how to 'Be Prepared and Know Your Risks", visit:…/epw…/epweek.html and

Do you know how to use technology during a disaster? 

Using Technology During a Disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal get in touch and stay informed. So here are some tips on the use of technology in an emergency:

  • If possible, use non-voice channels like text messaging, email or social media. These use less bandwidth than voice communications and may work even when phone service doesn’t.
  • If you must use a phone, keep your conversation brief and convey only vital information to emergency personnel and/or family. This will also conserve your phone’s battery.
  • Unable to complete a call? Wait 10 seconds before redialing to help reduce network congestion. Note, cordless phones rely on electricity and will not work during a power outage. If you have a landline, keep at least one corded phone in your home.
  • Keep a charger for your mobile device in your emergency kit. Consider getting a solar-powered, crank, or vehicle phone charger. If you don’t have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card in your emergency kit.
  • Keep your contacts up to date on your phone, email and other channels. This will make it easier to reach important contacts, such as friends, family, neighbours, child’s school, or insurance agent.
  • If you have a smartphone, save your safe meeting location(s) on its mapping application.
  • Conserve your smartphone’s battery by reducing the screen’s brightness, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing apps you are not using. You never know how long a power outage will last!

Remember, in an emergency or to save a life, call 9-1-1 for help. You cannot currently text 9-1-1. If you are not experiencing an emergency, do not call 9-1-1. If your area offers 3-1-1 service or another information system, call that number for non-emergencies.