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The ultimate purpose of emergency management is to save lives, identify and safeguard sensitive natural areas, protect property and the economy. Emergency management raises the understanding of risks and contributes to a safer, prosperous, sustainable, disaster resistant and resilient society by working in collaboration with other agencies and jurisdictions to protect the health and safety of residents and visitors to Muskoka in times of emergency. This is done at all levels, from the federal government down to the individual.
In preparing for an emergency we all have a role to play:
Emergencies can happen at any time and occur anywhere, sometimes without much warning. Muskoka is prone to many natural and man-made disasters. But the ReadyMuskoka.ca website can ease your fears by providing you with important facts, valuable tips and action plans so that you, your family and your pets can make it through every type of conceivable emergency. Most of the time, life goes on here without incident. But when calamity strikes... don't panic.