Emergency Preparedness

The"Get Prepared" campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need. 

Emergencies can and do happen, often without warning. The City of Belleville has a community Emergency Plan in place for the coordination and implementation of all required services in the event of a natural or man-made emergency. The Emergency Plan will also be implemented in situations where resources are called upon to assist other municipalities in need of emergency assistance.

What's your personal emergency plan?

At any time, in any location, and without any warning, an emergency could happen. Emergencies can be as diverse and as unpredictable as severe weather, power outages, earthquakes, flooding, heat emergencies, water contamination, infectious disease, and train or aircraft incidents. Whether it's a natural or man-made disaster, you can be prepared.

The City of Belleville has an Emergency Plan in place to guide us through a disaster and help support our community by delivering essential services in the event of an emergency.

On the individual level, it is important that you and the people important to you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Having a plan to take care of yourself and those around you and knowing what to do when a disaster strikes is critical. This will help you to control the situation and better enable you to move on to recovery when the emergency passes.

Please take the time to look through the information on this site. Review it with your family, and take these important steps now to help reduce the stress and impact of dealing with an emergency situation.

Personal Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Guide

Visit the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit website for further information

Flood Booklet

Quinte Conservation

Sandbagging What you need to know

Be Prepared

Have a plan. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during, and after an emergency. If you live alone, develop a plan for yourself that involves links to neighbours and friends.

Have a meeting this week to talk about how best to prepare for an emergency.

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…

Build a kit

Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency…

Be 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…

Create a pet emergency survival kit

In Ontario, each of us is responsible for our own safety and survival during the first 72 hours of an emergency. The responsibility of caring for pets ultimately rests on the owner, including during an emergency. It’s important to develop and create a 72 hour Pet Emergency Survival Kit, much like we would for ourselves and our families...


Please access the links below for additional resources

Union Gas


Electrical Safety Authority

The Weather Network

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Disaster Relief

Ministry of Transportation

Environment Canada


Please contact Emergency Services with any questions or concerns, 613-967-3200, ext. 3029

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