Emergency Plan

The Mississauga Emergency Plan

About the plan

In case of an emergency, the City of Mississauga follows guidelines laid out in the Mississauga Emergency Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to make provisions for the extraordinary arrangements and measures that may be necessary to allow the City to respond quickly, safely and efficiently.

The Plan guides City and emergency staff and ensures that all actions are coordinated to best protect citizens.

The Plan relies on these supports to protect the citizens of Mississauga:

  • Identified appropriate staff with Incident Management System training
  • Regular training and exercises to allow staff to practice using the plan
  • Coordination of resources available from the City, the Province, nearby communities and the private sector in an emergency
  • Reviewing the plan after any emergency or exercise to improve all of phases of Emergency Management

What is an emergency?

“A situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise” (Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act).

Emergencies are categorized in three ways: Naturally Occurring Emergencies, Human-Caused Emergencies, or Technological & Infrastructure Emergencies. Emergency Management can be activated due to a current danger (industrial accidents, virus outbreaks) or the threat of danger that requires preparation (blizzards, tornadoes).