Emergency Response and Prevention

Emergency measures


The Municipality of Chelsea has adopted and implemented an emergency response plan. The plan is reviewed and updated on a regular basis and contains guidelines and measures to be implemented: 

  • Before a disaster
  • During a disaster
  • After a disaster

The goal of the emergency response guide is to facilitate communications and the work of the parties involved, i. e., municipal staff, municipal council, emergency responders, civil security, and the population. 


Consult the Emergency Response Guide



The 72 hours Emergency Kit

An emergency kit is a good start to deal with the first 72 hours of an emergency, in case rescue crews are delayed in arriving in your area. Here is a list of items to have on hand to help you prepare your kit.

The information below was obtained from the emergency preparedness guide created by Public Safety Canada.

Keep the emergency kit in a bag, easy to carry, and in a place that is accessible to everyone in the house.

  • Drinking water (2 liters per person per day for 3 days);
  • Non-perishable food (for at least 3 days);
  • Hand can opener;
  • Battery operated radio - spare batteries;
  • Headlamp or flashlight - spare batteries or wind-up flashlight;
  • Electronic devices and accessories to charge them;
  • Lighter or matches and candles;
  • First aid kit - antiseptics, analgesics, adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads, scissors, etc.;
  • Hygiene items;
  • Toiletries;
  • Toothbrushes;
  • Plastic garbage bags;
  • Hand sanitizer;
  • A change of clothes;
  • Sleeping bags or blankets;
  • Cash in small bills and change for public phones;
  • Keys for the car and the house;
  • Whistle;
  • Multi-purpose pocket knife;
  • Dust mask;
  • Photocopies of important personal papers;      
  • Identification;
  • Insurance policy;
  • Prescription medications;
  • Safety plan and emergency contact list.


If needed, consider including the following items as well:

  • Baby items - formula, bottles, food, disposable diapers, clothing, etc;
  • Pet supplies - food, water, medication;
  • Equipment for people with disabilities.


In all cases, customize your kit to suit your needs.


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This page was last updated on February 10, 2023


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