What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is a community-wide effort to managing public safety during large-scale emergencies and disasters. This is done through an organized and structured effort to address:
- Mitigation - managing or removing the things that create a hazard.
- Preparedness - being ready for an emergency when it happens.
- Response - working to protect life, property, and the environment when an emergency occurs.
- Recovery - repairing the damage, learning from what happened, and making improvements.
Emergency Management involves everyone in Springfield - citizens, families, first responders, municipal government, community groups, the provincial government, and community organizations. Everyone has a role to play before, during, and after an emergency.
If a major emergency occurs in Springfield, it will involve a team effort to ensure the most critical needs are met. Our Emergency Management program is based on team approach. Our approach is to bring community partners together so we can make use of all available resources and make decisions that respond to the most important priorities.
For more information on Springfield's Emergency Management Program, please contact Brock Holowachuk, Emergency Operations Manager - Springfield Fire and Rescue Service or 204-803-2927.