What is Emergency Management?
Emergency Management is a community-wide effort to managing public safety during large scale emergencies and disasters. The Emergency Coordinator for the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys is Blair Fallis and is in charge of Emergency Management planning, volunteers, and resources.
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 the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys; 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 the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys, it will involve a team effort to ensure the most critical needs are met. Our Emergency Management Plan is based on a team approach. Our approach is to bring community partners together so we make use of all available resources, and make decisions that respond to the most important priorities.
How to be prepared?
During the initial hours of a major emergency, the Village of St-Pierre-Jolys’ resources will be focused on re-establishing critical services and in providing care to those in urgent need. If your household has the supplies on hand to take care of yourself for 72 hours, we will be able to respond to those urgently need it. This will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re prepared for an emergency. Creating a basic kit may be as easy as putting together items you already have, such as food, water and blankets. Your kit should be in a container that is durable and easy to carry such as a duffel bag or suitcase with wheels. Keep your kit in an easily accessible location and tell all members of your household where the kit is located.
In early January 2020, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization officially named this novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19 (first referred to as 2019-nCoV). COVID-19 is caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that had not been previously identified in humans prior to January 2020.
Human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 has been confirmed. However, further evidence is required to determine how efficiently or sustainably this virus spreads between people. Public health officials in Canada and Manitoba are focused at this time on containing the disease (i.e., reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 to people in the community). As the situation continues to evolve, international health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, continue to monitor, gather information, assess risk, and respond to the evolving situation.
For complete and current information on COVID-19 click on this link to the Province of Manitoba COVID-19 Information Site.
Emergency Preparedness Plans & Supplies
In an emergency, time to react is often short. The following checklists will help you assess what is needed by you and your family, and to have those things organized and ready if needed.
More Resources to Prepare for Specific Types of Emergencies
How can I help?
Anyone wanting to volunteer in an emergency can contact Markus Bubenzer, Municipal Emergency Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Volunteers will be trained to assist their communities during emergencies in many ways, including:
- Providing essential services at a reception center during an emergency or disaster. Assisting in radio communication.
- Providing emotional support to people in need following a disaster.
- Identifying potential food, clothing, lodging, pet care, resources, etc.
- Assisting with preparedness or response activities.