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Emergency Alerts and Information

LaSalle Emergency Alerts Mass Notification System

The LaSalle Emergency Alerts system will be used to provide important information to you in times of emergency like floods, large fires, evacuation notices, boil water advisories etc. Add your contact information to make sure you are included in all future tests and notifications. 

You choose how you would like us to contact you in times of emergency:

  • Text
  • Cellphone
  • Email
  • Landline

Register today at www.lasallealerts.ca

Where to turn for the most up-to-date information during an emergency:LaSalleFireON Twitter Page

@LaSallefireON

@LaSallePoliceON

@TownofLaSalle

 

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Emergency Definitions

Shelter In Place: One of the instructions you may be given in an emergency where hazardous materials may have been released into the atmosphere is to shelter-in-place. This is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home or office building.

Evacuation: is the urgent immediate departure or escape of people away from an area that contains an imminent threat, an ongoing threat or a hazard to lives or property.

Lockdown: A lockdown of a building or group of buildings is an emergency procedure intended to secure and protect occupants who are in the proximity of an immediate threat. This procedure is used when it may be more dangerous to evacuate a building than stay inside. By controlling entry/exit and movement within a facility, emergency personnel are better able to contain and handle any threats.

Hazard Identification

While many emergencies could occur within the Town of LaSalle, the most likely are:

Are you ready? Planning for an emergency starts with you:

  • Do you have a plan? You can't predict an emergency, but you can prepare for one. Make an Emergency Preparedness Action Plan.
  • Does your family have an Emergency Survival Kit? Make one or buy a kit from The Canadian Red Cross.
  • Do you have copies of important documents? Such as: insurance provider contact information, passports, government issued identification, your last will and testament, a list of current medications. Keep these items in a fireproof safety deposit box or other fire safe location.
  • Have you considered how children react in an emergency situation?
  • The needs and supplies of our seniors may be different than yours.
  • Have you thought about your pets in an emergency?

No one can predict the on-set of an emergency situation within the municipality.  However, our best defense against one is to be prepared in the event we are confronted with an emergency situation.

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide

Visit Emergency Management Ontario (EMO) to download Your Emergency Preparedness Guide.