Develop a Plan

Municipalities and communities are required to produce an emergency plan approved by the local authority for submission to EMO. While there are a variety of formats that can be used by municipalities, EMO provides a standardized Municipal Emergency Plan Template that: 

  • standardizes common emergency management processes and procedures while allowing municipalities to customize the plan for their use,
  • improves the updating process by grouping information requiring regular updates into a few key areas,
  • facilitates communication with neighbouring municipalities when planning for and responding to emergencies, and
  • allows external agencies, partners, and stakeholders to quickly navigate plans during emergencies as information is presented in a common format and in common locations in the document.

If you have comments or suggestions for revisions to the template, or have a form that you would like to share with others, please provide your inputs to EMO at

Updates (January 9, 2017):

  • Footer changed to "2017".
  • Note: you can unprotect your current plan documents to update the footer by following the instructions in the "Using the Templates" user guides.

    For more information, please visit the Get Prepared website

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