Emergency Response Plan

The Township of Russell has a Municipal Emergency Response Plan. Our Emergency Plan is designed to coordinate Township resources to assist municipal, private and volunteer services in an emergency.

Emergency Response Plan

To stay connected with the Township during an emergency:

Do You Have a Family Emergency Plan?

While the Township prepares to support the community, residents are expected to be prepared as well. Residents and families should make sure they are prepared to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of any emergency.

Step 1: Make a Plan

Prepare a Family Emergency Plan. The objective of a family emergency plan is to be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. Visit Emergency Management Ontario to create your Family Emergency Plan.

Step 2: Build a Kit

Your emergency survival kit should have everything you and your family would need to be safe and take care of yourselves for at least three days immediately following an emergency. The following list is broken down into the essentials, items you may need to meet your family's unique needs, and items to have ready in case you have to leave your home.



  • Food (non-perishable and easy-to-prepare items, enough for 3 days) and a manual can opener
  • Bottled water (4 litres per person for each day)
  • Medication(s)
  • Flashlight
  • Radio (crank or battery-run)
  • Extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Candles and matches/lighter
  • Hand sanitizer or moist towelettes
  • Important papers (identification, contact lists, copies of prescriptions, etc.)
  • Extra car keys and cash
  • Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
  • Zip-lock bag (to keep things dry)
  • Garbage bags


Special Considerations

  • Items for babies and small children—diapers, formula, bottles, baby food, comfort items
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Any other items specific to your family's needs


Extra Supplies for Evacuation

  • Clothes, shoes
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Personal items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, other toiletries)
  • Playing cards, travel games, other activities for children

Step 3: Be Informed

There are two main ways that you can be informed about emergencies: Sign up for Ontario's Emergency Alerts and learn more about the hazards you can face and how you can be prepared for them.