Emergency Social Services

Emergency Social Services (ESS)is an important part of the community's Emergency Response Plan and consists of registered local volunteers working together to provide for the immediate needs of people evacuated from their homes due to emergencies such as flooding, fire, chemical spills or earthquakes. These essential services include:
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Lodging reunification of families
  • Personal services
  • Other specialized services
ESS also provides support to volunteers and personnel involved in large scale search and rescue activities. 

The ESS Team works closely with other partner agencies such as:
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • SPCA
  • Victim Services
To learn more about ESS, visit the ESS website.