Emergency Management

The Township of Zorra is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Visit our COVID-19 page for regular updates.

Emergency Management

The Township's Emergency Response Plan has been prepared to assign responsibilities, procedures and general written guidelines for the immediate response of Zorra key officials in the event of an emergency situation or impending emergency situation.

By-law No. 33-04 was passed so that the Township of Zorra could begin an emergency management program.

Prepare Yourself for an Emergency

The Township is prepared for an emergency! Are you?

Residents have an important role in ensuring their safety during an emergency.  Emergencies can occur quickly and without warning.  You can best protect yourself and your loved ones by being prepared, staying calm and following instructions from emergency personnel. 

Is your family prepared?  Visit the Get Prepared website for information about how to prepare for an emergency and what to do during an emergency. 

Check out the Public Safety Canada website for tools that can help you and your loved ones plan in advance for emergency situations. 

You can never be "too prepared."

Visit the Oxford72Hours website for your go-to guide for disaster planning.

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Emergency Response Plan & Risk Based Plans

The Township's Emergency Response Plan was adopted on November 5, 2002 and was updated on October 2007.  The plan is reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that the information remains current.  This plan is in place to provide guidelines and procedures for Township officials and emergency response personnel to implement in an emergency event and offers direction on how to prepare and respond to a potential emergency situation.  View the Emergency Response Plan.

  • Transportation Incident (Hazardous Materials)
  • Snowstorms & Blizzards, Ice & Sleet
  • Floods
  • Energy Emergency (Power Outages)
  • Tornado, Lightning & Windstorms
  • Fog
  • Critical Infrastructure Failure (Transportation Systems, Communications, Electricity)
  • Health Emergency (Pandemic)
  • Agriculture/Food Emergency