Emergency Management

Possible emergencies can include weather events, disease outbreaks and technological failings.

Emergency Preparedness

We should all take responsibility for being prepared for an emergency. If an emergency happens in your community, it is recommended that you and your family have an Emergency Plan and that you are prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Information regarding Your Emergency Preparedness Guide and the recommended 72hr Kit is available at www.getprepared.gc.ca.

Your 72-hour kit should include:
  • Your Emergency Plan and emergency contact information
  • Water – two litres per person per day
  • Medications and first aid kit
  • Non-perishable food and manual can-opener
  • Flashlight and radio   
  • Extra cash For incidentals

The Township of Norwich maintains an Emergency Response Plan and participates in annual emergency exercises to ensure that our community is prepared should an emergency arise. 

Emergency Information

The Township of Norwich will ensure that residents are provided with timely information regarding municipal activities during an emergency.  To stay updated on information during an emergency, residents will receive information from local media and by dialing 211.


211 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number providing free information about community, social health and government services within Oxford County.  211 is available daily, 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit the 211 website.


Food & Water Safety

It is important to understand how power outages may affect food & water. For more information on food-handling during an emergency, please refer to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency fact-sheet.