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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Notification System

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We are pleased to announce that OSM Township has chosen the Voyent Alert! Notification Service to keep you informed during emergencies as well as day-to-day notifications. Choose how you want to stay informed. Receive emergency alerts or day-to-day notifications from OSM Township via Voyent Alert! mobile app, text/SMS, email or voice calling to a landline. To ensure you are being reached during a crisis, we recommend registering for at least two of the channels.

Register here:

If you require assistance registering for landline notification please call the Fire Department Administration office at 705-295-6880.

Local Emergency Information

The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) Flood Watch Hotline can be accessed at 705-745-5791, ext. 228.

Otonabee Conservation (ORCA) issues three types of Flood messages:

  1. Watershed Conditions Statement
  2. Flood Watch
  3. Flood Warning

If you are interested in learning more about Otonabee Conservation flood messages, please read their Flood Messaging Fact Sheet.

You will find the most recent flood notices from ORCA posted on the OSM website under News and Notices and/or as an Emergency Alert, as necessary, when you enter the home page.

For more information and resources to prepare for specific emergency situations, please visit:

Municipal Emergency Management

The Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan has an Emergency Management (EM) program, as required under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990.

The Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan's EM program consists of:

  • Municipal Emergency Plan (MEP), adopted by By-law 2023-37.
  • Annual training programs and exercises.
  • Public education on risks to public safety and preparedness for emergencies.
  • Business Continuity program for municipal services.

The MEP was developed by considering the important infrastructure in the Township, and by identifying the risks and hazards in OSM Township.
The MEP is reviewed and updated annually.

In an emergency, the Municipal Control Group uses the Incident Management System (IMS) and the MEP to help bring the situation under control as quickly as possible.

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