The Lumsden Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and EMO Plan were formed to coordinate emergency situations or threats of impending emergency situations affecting the property, health, safety and welfare of the community. The EMO will coordinate a response and involve any number of necessary agencies to deal with a situation that is above and beyond the normal day-to-day operations carried out by first response agencies.
The EMO meets annually to review the EMO Plan and duties of participating members.
The Town of Lumsden has signed a Mutual Aid Agreement with other municipalities in the greater Regina area, to enable the sharing of equipment and expertise in the event of an emergency.
The EMO Plan is reviewed and revised annually. Members of the plan include the EMO Coordinator RCMP, Fire Department, Social Services, Search and Rescue Regina, Public Works Department, Utilities Department, Public Information Officer, SaskTel, Sask Power, Sask Energy, Department of Highways, Town Council, Transportation, Equipment & Supplies Coordinator, First Responder Coordinator, Manpower Coordinator, Emergency Medical & Health Coordinator, Resource & Emergency Operations Centre Coordinator, and more.
Individual Citizens and families have the first level of responsibility for educating and preparing themselves and their households for emergencies. Personal preparedness can be the difference between being a survivor and being a victim in a disaster.
Water Security Agency’s website: www.wsask.ca
Storm Safety -Thunderstorms, Tornadoes & Lightning – Info from Regina’s own Tornado Hunter
Making a Family Emergency Plan – Government of Canada Ministry of Public Services