The Emergency Management Office is charged with ensuring the safety and security of the residents of Yarmouth Town and Municipality, their property, and the environment, by providing for a prompt and coordinated response to an emergency.
Most emergencies are small and localized in nature, affecting a single person or a small group of people. These are handled by the appropriate emergency services organizations, such as the police or fire services.
But when the impact is broader, affecting a large number of people, the Emergency Management Office steps in. Their role is to plan ahead before an emergency occurs, coordinate the provision of the Town and Municipal resources when an emergency occurs, and assist with analysis and evaluation after an emergency.
When there is an emergency, like a bad winter storm, a hurricane, or fire, you need to be ready to get by on your own for at least the first 72 hours. Are you ready for an emergency ? Download the brochure, How to prepare for an emergency here.
For more information on emergency management, please visit the Nova Scotia Emergency Managment website here.
Local Emergency Management Office Contact Information:
Harold Richardson, EMO Co-ordinator
932 Highway 1, Hebron NS B5A 5Z5