Emergency Management

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In the event of an emergency, the Town of Tillsonburg's Emergency Management Plan (Bylaw 3139) guides the municipality's response.

The Plan meets the requirements of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

In the event of a large incident, the mayor may activate the municipal Emergency Operations Centre. Additional resources from The County of Oxford and the Province of Ontario may also be dispatched.

Types of Emergencies

Emergencies most likely to occur within the County of Oxford include:

  • tornadoes
  • floods
  • blizzards
  • transportation accidents involving hazardous materials
  • toxic or flammable gas leaks
  • epidemics or disease outbreaks
  • power black outs
  • severe damage to buildings or infrastructure
  • uncontrollable fires or explosions
  • interruption to essential services and supplies


During any kind of community emergency, the Town's website will be updated to provide current information about the ongoing event.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. You may be stranded in your vehicle or confined to your home or workplace. You may not have basic services like water, gas, electricity or a working telephone.

Being prepared for an emergency includes making an emergency survival kit that contains the basic items you need for at least three days.

You can learn more about how to prepare for an emergency on the County of Oxford website or by visiting www.getprepared.gc.ca.