Emergencies are defined as situations or impending situations caused by forces of nature, accident or an intentional act that constitutes a danger of major proportions to life and property.
They affect public safety, meaning the health, welfare and property, as well as the environment and economic health of the Town of Newmarket.
The population of the Town of Newmarket (as of 2014) is 85,255 residents.
In order to protect residents, businesses and visitors, the Town of Newmarket requires a coordinated emergency response by a number of agencies under the direction of the Community Control Group (CCG). These are distinct arrangement and procedures from the normal, day-to-day operations carried out by emergency services.
The Town of Newmarket Emergency Management Committee developed this emergency response plan. Every official, municipal department and agency must be prepared to carry out assigned responsibilities in an emergency. The response plan has been prepared to provide key officials, agencies and departments of the Town of Newmarket important emergency response information related to:
Arrangements, services and equipment; and roles and responsibilities during an emergency.
In addition, it is important that residents, businesses and interested visitors be aware of its provisions. Copies of the Town of Newmarket Emergency Response Plan may be viewed at the Town Hall, Library and on-line at www.newmarket.ca
Town of Newmarket Emergency Plan
For more information, please contact:
Community Emergency Management Coordinator/
Fire Chief Central York Fire Services
905 895 9222