Emergency response

Most emergencies are local in nature and are managed at the community or provincial/territorial level. Learn about how the Government of Canada responds to emergency events and how we coordinate responses to events affecting the national interest.

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Provincial and territorial emergency management organizations

Learn about the provincial and territorial emergency management organizations who manage large-scale emergencies and provide assistance to municipal or community response teams.

Government Operations Centre (GOC)

Learn how the Government Operations Centre (GOC) provides 24/7 national-level monitoring and reporting, situational awareness, warning products and integrated risk assessments, as well as planning and whole-of-government response management for events of national interest.

National public alerting system

Learn how we effectively warn Canadians of imminent threats to life or safety.

Search and Rescue

Learn about Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR) teams in Canada and the rescue skills that are integrated into a team with resources that include search, medical and structural assessment capacity.

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