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Emergency Preparedness in Haldimand and Norfolk

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) works with municipalities and local community partners to prevent, respond to, and recover from emergencies in Haldimand and Norfolk counties.

HNHU prepares for potential emergencies that may impact our community’s health and wellbeing such as extreme weather events and infectious disease outbreaks. We monitor and identify public health risks to our communities and have an on-call system that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for responding to potential health hazards or incidents.

We also work to prevent emergencies from occurring. Examples include:

  • Managing outbreaks of disease
  • Providing vaccinations against diseases that could spread in our communities
  • Offering food handler certification to help promote safe food handling within the food service industry
  • Inspecting locations where food is prepared and served
  • Inspecting drinking water systems

Things You Can Do:

Know the Risks

Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. Visit the Government of Canada website to find out what to do before, during and after various emergencies.

Make a Plan

Planning ahead is an important step in preparing for an emergency. Use the Government of Canada Family Emergency Plan guide to prepare an emergency plan of your own.

Get an Emergency Kit

If an emergency happens, it may take emergency workers time to reach you. It is important to have basic supplies to keep you and your family safe until help arrives. Learn how you can purchase an emergency kit or make your own here.

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