Emergency Preparedness Links
Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) is responsible for the development and implementation of emergency management programs throughout Ontario. Comprehensive programs include mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs was prepared by the Government of Ontario's Emergency Management Ontario in partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.
The role of the OFM is to minimize the loss of life and property from fire in Ontario by providing
- support to municipalities and fire departments across Ontario to meeting the needs of their communities, including public education, fire prevention, firefighting, fire protection, training, and fire investigation,
- leadership within the Ontario Government by advising on standards and legislation relating to fire prevention and protection, and
- recommendations for the provision of adequate levels of fire safety for buildings and premises within Ontario.
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 75,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.