Meadow Lake Emergency Measures Organization

The City of Meadow Lake has established a local Emergency Measures Organization with representation from various local emergency response agencies. This web page provides a list of contacts as well as general emergency information. Preparedness is essential for the smooth response to emergencies, and we recommend that you read the information, contact the various agencies, and develop your own family emergency plan.

Click here to view the Meadow Lake Emergency Plan

Control Group Contact   Phone     
Mayor Gary Vidal 306-236-4451
EMO Coordinator VACANT  
Fire Chief Neil Marsh 306-236-5788
Deputy Fire Chief Joe Grela 306-236-1500
RCMP   306-236-2570
Ambulance Chad McCord 306-236-1590
Social Services Annise Caron 306-236-4196
Communications VACANT  
Transportation VACANT  
Public Works Mike Morrant 306-236-3622

Be Prepared for an Emergency or Disaster in Your Community

Be alert. Be informed.

Emergencies and disasters can occur anytime, anywhere. Some are primarily seasonal and allow for some preparations; others occur swiftly and without warning. Your key to surviving an emergency is to be prepared. You can lessen an emergency's impact by knowing what to do before, during and after one occurs. Begin by learning how to recognize an emergency warning.

Know the warning systems your local government uses. Learn to recognize what the signals are, what they mean and what action to take when your hear them.

Find out which local radio and TV stations broadcast emergency instructions and monitor them regularly, particularly during uncertain weather conditions. Post the dial/channel numbers of these stations for easy access. Have an arrangement in place with neighbours to advise one another of an emergency notification.

Be familiar with your workplace emergency plan and your children's school and/or day care emergency plans. Have written backup care arrangements in place with the school or day care in the event you are detained in an emergency.

Post all emergency plans and phone numbers in a prominent place at home and in the office.

Learn first aid. Professional medical assistance may not immediately be available.

Develop a family emergency plan.

Emergency planning can help to ensure an effective response to emergencies and disasters. Have a family meeting to discuss potential emergency situations. Talk about what each family member should do in different situations.

Develop your plan based on an assessment of the kinds of emergencies that can occur in your province, territory and community. Natural events can include winter storms, floods, or tornadoes. Secondary events, such as water-induced landslides and toxic spills can exacerbate a weather-related event and prolong a state of emergency. While the emergency incident may vary, the elements of an effective response are often the same.

Ensure elderly family members, who may not live with you, are included in your emergency plan.

Conduct a hazard audit of your home. Review fire safety features such as smoke detectors and how to monitor them. Check for frayed electrical cords or overloaded circuits. Don't keep flammable materials near electrical equipment or your furnace. Learn how to safely turn off main water and electrical switches in your home. Locate the safe areas in your home in case of a tornado (i.e. interior bathrooms, closets, lowest floor level).

Select a predetermined meeting place if a fire or other event forces your family out of your home. Ask someone outside your immediate area to act as a central point of contact for your family members, relatives and friends in an emergency.

Maintain a list of the family's required medications, giving generic names and prescribed dosages. List the names and telephone numbers of family doctors. For those who use pacemakers or other medical equipment, keep the style, serial number, and other pertinent information with you at all times.

Keep family records, such as mortgage documents, medical records, insurance policies, birth certificates, marriage licences, wills, stock and bond certificates, and tax records in one central location so that they can be easily accessed in the event you must leave the area quickly. Keep all papers in a waterproof container.

Keep treasured items such as family photo albums in a place where they can be quickly accessed if you must leave your home in a hurry.

Maintain a supply of food and emergency items.

An emergency could isolate you in your home for several days. Try to ensure you have a five-day supply of food and water for each family member. Rotate foods into your regular pantry supplies and replace stored water every few months.

Other items you may want to keep stocked in your home for emergency use:

If an evacuation is imminent

Consider adding these to your emergency supplies:

If you expect to be evacuated

Do not assume an evacuation will last only a few hours. Plan to evacuate with enough items to keep your family comfortable for at least five days.

If an emergency is imminent, keep phone lines open for use by emergency workers. Monitor local radio broadcasts for emergency instructions and current information.

Assemble the food and supplies you plan to take with you. Refer to lists of family medications, records, and irreplaceable items.

Keep your car fuelled.

Turn off main water and electrical switches before leaving home.

Follow local government instructions. If you are asked to evacuate, do so promptly. Travel only on routes recommended by your local government.

An emergency reception centre may be set up to provide food and shelter to people affected by an emergency. If you are going somewhere other than the reception centre, advise the centre, local government, or police of your whereabouts.

After an emergency or disaster.

The dangers associated with a disaster are not over once the flood waters have receded or the tornado has passed. Ensure you and your family are safe by following the advice below:

The emotional impacts of disasters on those affected are well known. Pay attention to your feelings and those of your family members. Local mental health services are usually able to provide assistance in coping with trauma resulting from a disaster.