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Municipality of the District of St. Mary=s

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN

Robert Jordan-Robichaud EMO Co-ordinator Mary Ann Cameron Alternate EMO Co-ordinator Updated: June 2008

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1.

Introduction

3

2.

Aim of EMO Plan

4

3.

Control Group

5

4.

Implementation of Plan

6

5.

Responsibilities

7-9

6.

Control Group

10

7.

Peacetime Disasters

11

8.

Forest Fires

12

9.

Explosion & Dangerous Gases

13

10.

Transportation [email protected]

14

11.

Construction Disaster

15

12.

Flood

16

13.

Power Failure

17

14.

Emergency TELEPHONE Numbers

18

15.

Local Emergency TELEPHONE Numbers

19

16.

Local OPERATION Centres

20

17.

Hospitals

21

18.

Fire Fighters Association of St. Mary=s INVENTORY

22

19.

EMO By-Law

23-27

20.

Form 1 (Declaration of State of Emergency by Minister)

28-29

21.

Form 2 (Renewal of a State of Emergency by Minister)

30

22.

Form 3 (Termination of a State of Emergency by Minister)

31

23.

Form 4 (Termination of a State of Emergency by Minister)

32

24.

Form 5 (Declaration of a State of Local Emergency by the Mayor or Warden) 33

25.

Form 6 (Renewal of a State of Local Emergency by Council of Municipality, Mayor or Warden)

26.

Form 7 (Termination of a State of Local Emergency by Council of Municipality)

36

27.

Form 8 (Termination of a State of Local Emergency by Minister)

37

28.

Declaration of Agreement

38

34-35

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29.

Fibre Option Disruption Emergency Plan

39-42

MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF ST. MARY=S AEmergency Readiness [email protected] Introduction: The Municipality of the District of St. Mary=s is located in the Eastern part of Nova Scotia and is part of Guysborough County. St. Mary=s District is bounded by the Counties of Pictou, Halifax, the eastern shore of the Atlantic Ocean and the Municipality of Guysborough. At the present time, St. Mary=s Municipality is governed by a Municipal Council of seven members. The Warden (elected by Council) is the head of Council. The Municipal office is located in the Village of Sherbrooke. The administration of the Municipal Government is headed by the Municipal Clerk and Treasurer. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police carry out Police duties within the Municipality and the Detachment is based in Sherbrooke. The Municipality is served by the following Volunteer Fire Departments under the St. Mary=s District Firemen=s Association: C C C C C C C C C

Liscomb Volunteer Fire Department Sherbrooke & Area Volunteer Fire Department Sea Shore Volunteer Fire Department (Port Bickerton) East River St. Mary=s Volunteer Fire Department Goshen Volunteer Fire Department Harbourview Volunteer Fire Department Aspen Volunteer Fire Department Glenelg Volunteer Fire Department Ecum Secum Volunteer Fire Department

Health facilities include St. Mary=s Memorial Hospital and the Highcrest Sherbrooke Nursing Home, both located in Sherbrooke. Ambulance service is available through EHS with a base unit in Sherbrooke. The nearest major hospital is located in Antigonish which is 64 km from Sherbrooke. Vehicular traffic utilizes Highway #7 which runs from Antigonish to Halifax. A major concern for this Municipality is the hazard from so many large trucks crossing the bridges over the St. Mary=s River and other smaller brooks and rivers.

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MUNICIPALITY OF THE DISTRICT OF ST. MARY=S AEmergency Readiness [email protected] Aim of the Emergency Readiness Plan: This plan for the Municipality of the District of St. Mary=s has been prepared as a guide for all personnel responsible for the direction and co-ordination of the emergency services in the event of a municipal emergency. The plan is based on these assumptions: C That a natural or manmade emergency can occur at any time. C

Natural causes that might result in emergencies in St. Mary=s include: C Forest Fires C Blizzard C River Flooding C Windstorm

C

Emergencies resulting from manmade causes include: C Airplane disaster C Pollution C Toxic Gas/Chemical Spill C Serious Auto Accident C Fire C Utility Failure C Structural Collapse (Bldg./Bridge) C Natural Gas Explosion

The purpose of this plan is to lay down a plan of action for the efficient employment of all services required in order that the following be obtained: C C C C C C

The quickest response possible A control facility be set up at the scene and/or elsewhere depending on the nature of the emergency Crowd Control be imposed so that further damage not result Rescue of threatened persons with a minimum delay Immediate action taken to eliminate sources of potential danger in the area of incident Evacuation of hazardous location

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C C

Restoration of normal services as quickly as possible Supply factual information at the earliest possible time to officials, news media, and concerned individuals seeking personal data

RESPONSIBILITIES & FUNCTIONS OF EMERGENCY OPERATIONS AControl [email protected] All Emergency operations will be directed and controlled by a group of officials called the ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The Advisory Committee shall consist of: C C

The Emergency Management Co-ordinator, Robert Jordan Robichaud The Municipal Councillors

The Control Group shall consist of: C C C C C C

The Emergency Management Co-ordinator who can serve as Chairman The Municipal Clerk & Treasurer or designate A representative of the Sherbrooke RCMP Detachment A member of F.A.S.T. (Which represents all fire departments in St. Mary=s) Superintendent of Public Works A medical Health Officer, who may be a physician or nurse who has a knowledge of and access to hospital facilities.

Advisory Committee and Control Group (all or portion of) will assemble at the scene of the incident. If the emergency is widespread (e.g. hurricane or severe snowstorm), the advisory committee should assemble at the municipal office in Sherbrooke. Decisions by this committee should be done through the process of joint decision making and sharing of information. Election of Municipal Officials should be available to act as a policy group, providing direction to the Planning Committee who will direct the emergency services required.

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN The Operational Requirements The plan should be implemented as soon as the emergency occurs or it is anticipated. Committee members must communicate to determine if the incident is considered an emergency. In the event of the Chairman not being the first on the scene, the member(s) who are there to determine the course of action and will alert all appropriate persons. MUNICIPAL COUNCIL

EMO Co-ordinator

PLANNING COMMITTEE

MUNICIPAL CLERK CHIEFS

RCMP

FIRE

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SUPERINTENDENT OF

MEDICAL H E A L T H

PUBLIC WORKS

OFFICER

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities of the Emergency Management Co-ordinator: To act as Chairman and co-ordinate all operations for the Municipality of St. Mary=s in the event of a major emergency or disaster. To contact the appropriate departments of the provincial government such as Natural Resources and Transportation to give assistance in the matter of barricades and flashing lights, light and heavy vehicles including snow removal equipment; to co-ordinate public utilities, with local water supply, Nova Scotia Power and Aliant Telecommunications to communicate with media, with alternate radio services and issue communication after conferring with the Executive Committee, when and if time allows. Responsibilities of the RCMP:

1.

Control, and if necessary, disperse crowds within emergency areas

2.

Control traffic where required to facilitate the movement of emergency vehicles in and out of the scene of the incident.

3.

Ensure free movement of ambulances if necessary.

4.

Protection of life and property which would include the evacuation of buildings as authorized by the EMO Co-ordinator and ensuring protection of property against looting.

5.

Advise the Coroner in the event of fatalities.

6.

Secure any and all evidence to the commission of a criminal offence and the investigation of that offence. Identify all possible witnesses prior to and immediately following the incident.

Responsibilities of Municipal Council: Elected Municipal Officials should be available to act as a policy group, providing direction to the Planning Committee who will direct the emergency services required.

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C

District #1 Sherbrooke & Area Donald Dunbar 522-2572 District #2 Ecum Secum & Area Michael Mosher 3472784 District #3/5 Aspen & Area David Clark (Warden) 8332331 District #4 Sonora & AreaKevin Pye 5222083 District #6 Goshen & AreaJacqueline Dort 783-2443 District #7 Liscomb & AreaShelley Bowen 779-2175 District #8 Port Bickerton James Harpell (Dep. War.) 364-2934

C

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C C C

Responsibilities of Municipal Clerk or Designate: To stay at the Municipal Office to take phone calls and log information as it becomes available.

Responsibilities of Fire Service: C Conduct all operations connected with fire fighting C Call in mutual aid fire departments if deemed necessary C Provide rescue services, equipment and trained manpower

Responsibilities of Medical Health Officer: C Arrange for first aid at the incident scene C Make arrangements for a distribution of casualties to appropriate medical facility. Contact Ambulance Service C Arrange for special instructions to the population on matters concerning public health (e.g. water pollution, immunization, etc.)

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Responsibilities of Social Service Group: The Red Cross area representative should be contacted to co-ordinate Red Cross involvement should it be required as well as contact all other service groups (e.g. Lions Club, Women=s Institutes, Churches, depending on type of emergency.)

Responsibilities of the Superintendent of Public Works: C Conduct all operations connected with the Village of Sherbrooke Water Supply C Arrange for testing of suspicious water supplies including private wells C Work closely with other Planning Committee members to co-ordinate equipment in the event of an emergency

RESPONSIBILITIES - SUMMARIZATION Emergency Management Co-ordinator

1.

Co-ordinates disaster planning

2.

Acts of behalf of Warden and Council, as instructed

EOC Director (CAO) or designate

1.

EOC Management, Co-ordinates emergency Operations

Emergency Transport Service

1.

Provides and controls emergency transportation

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RCMP 2.

3. 4.

Fire Department

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. Alerts EOC Director and Hospital Unless otherwise specified, the senior officer at incident site performs duties of site manager (ESM) Police Services (evacuation/traffic control) Assistance to other services

Fights Fires Rescues from buildings and wreckage Assists other services Provides water for emergency purposes Responds to incidents involving dangerous commodities

Emergency Health Services

1. 2. 3.

Provides emergency health services Assists other emergency services Co-ordinates health services with regional/provincial counterparts

Emergency Communications Service

1.

4.

Establishes communication between EOC, hospital and incident site Provides telephone operators and messengers at EOC Receives and sends messages from EOC Maintains pool of radios on call

Emergency Public Information Service

1. 2. 3.

Obtains and collates information Disseminates safety messages Monitors information flow

Emergency Social Services

1.

Provide accommodation for people evacuated from their homes Provide Emergency Clothing when required

2. 3.

2.

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONTROL GROUP Name

Reside in

Email

Tel.

Organization

Robert Robichaud

Sherbrooke

[email protected]

Home: 522-2095 Work: 522-2400 Cell: 328-4015

Municipality of St. Mary=s

June Tate

Melrose

[email protected]

Home: 833-2625 Work: 522-2882 Cell:

St. Mary=s Hospital

Marty Feddema

Sherbrooke

[email protected]

Home: 522-2498 Work: 522-2200 Cell: 328-7292

RCMP

David Sweet

Jordanville

[email protected]

Home: 522-2924 Work: 863-7336 522-2024 Cell: 870-0262

F.A.S.T.

Shelley Bowen

Liscomb

[email protected]

Home: 779-2175 Work: 522-2005 Cell: 870-3659

Dist. #7 Councillor

David Clark

Melrose

[email protected]

Home: 833-2331 Work: Cell: 870-6326

Warden

James Harpell

Harpellville

[email protected]

Home: 364-2934 Work: 387-2200 Cell: 328-7145

Deputy Warden

Mary Ann Cameron

Sherbrooke

[email protected]

Home: 522-2853 Work: 522-2049 Cell: 870-0597

Municipality of St. Mary=s

PEACETIME DISASTERS

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Hurricane, Tornado, Windstorm A.

POSSIBLE MAJOR EFFECTS: < Casualties < Deaths < Disruption of Utilities < Damage of Property < Disruption of Traffic < Disruption of communications

B.

POTENTIAL ACTIONS ON THE SCENE < Warning of imminence < < < < < <