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.
Learn about the provincial and territorial emergency management organizations who manage large-scale emergencies and provide assistance to municipal or community response teams.
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.
Learn how we effectively warn Canadians of imminent threats to life or safety.
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.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- National Emergency Response System
- Federal Emergency Response Plan January 2011
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Resilience Action Plan for Canada
- Federal Policy for Emergency Management
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