Markham Emergency Management
Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time – sometimes without warning. An emergency can force you to evacuate your neighbourhood, or confine you to your home or workplace without basic services such as water, gas, electricity or a working telephone.
Is your family prepared?
It’s your responsibility to take the necessary steps of emergency preparedness for you and your family. Do you know the risks in your community? Do you have an emergency plan? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit?
Learn what you can do to prepare of an emergency.
Do you know what to do when you see lightning or hear thunder?
During the summer in Canada, lightning strikes every three seconds. Besides causing power outages and forest fires, lightning strikes can also seriously injure or kill. If you are outside and hear thunder, you should go to a safe location. Read our Lightning Safety Fact Sheet to learn more.
Are YOU Prepared?
Celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week May 4 - 11, 2013, by:
- Knowing the Risks your Community
- Making a Plan with Your Family
- Getting a 72hr Emergency Preparedness Kit
The week of May 4-11, 2013, has been designated by the Province of Ontario as Emergency Preparedness Week where communities across Ontario will have the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of emergency preparedness.
The 2013 Emergency Preparedness Theme focuses on ensuring seniors and older adults are provided information and resources about being prepared. While they have the ability to help themselves and others, seniors can be more vulnerable during emergencies. Emergency Management Ontario has developed resources to help seniors and their families ensure they are well prepared.
To access a helpful guide on seniors and emergency preparedness in a variety of languages click this link: "Ontario Seniors: How to prepared for an Emergency"
Emergency Phone Numbers
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1
Emergency & Health Services