Welcome to the Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Operations Centre
If there is a local or regional disaster, know that you are not alone. Our Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) is responsible for emergency planning in the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield. EMO deals with preparedness, damage mitigation, response, and recovery in the case of a major disaster. The EMO also promotes emergency preparedness for all residents, organizations, and businesses. On this page you will find Alert Levels, Current Emergency Events, as well as resources to help you reduce the impact of disasters before they occur.
Emergency Operations Centre Status – Activated Level 1
Level 1: Active Monitoring: An actual or potential emergency situation has been identified. Continuous monitoring by Municipal Emergency Operations Centre (MEOC) members is taking place. 24/7 monitoring of MEOC phone line begins.
Level 2: Partial Activation: Some positions are now filled and operating in the MEOC. Operational hours of MEOC will be dependant on requirements of the response, however, 24/7 monitoring of MEOC phone line continues.
Level 3: Full Activation: Most or all positions are filled and operating in the MEOC on a 24/7 basis.
Current Emergency Events
The Grand Bay-Westfield Emergency Operations Centre is currently activated to Level 1. This activation is to support the Town’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to monitor and support vulnerable persons in our community.
This activation is being done through a virtual Emergency Operations Centre to best adhere to physical distancing requirements.
Emergency Response Plans
Recent weather events have caused unprecedented destruction in various areas of our province. Now, more than ever, communities must have emergency plans in place to protect residents, property, and municipal infrastructure.
Your Emergency Measures Organization meets on a regular basis to reassess existing plans, to develop new plans based on identified hazards analysis, and to test the plans.
We are regularly looking for residents who are at least 18 years of age who are available for regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and who can be available to work in the Emergency Measures Operation Centre when required. Interested residents will have a strong desire to work behind the scenes to provide support to frontline responding agencies. Training will be provided.
To indicate your interest or to receive further information, please contact Troy Gautreau, Fire Chief / EMO Director at (506) 738-6421 or by email at email@example.com.