The Ville de Saint-Lambert has developed an Emergency Preparedness Plan to help ensure your safety. The measures in this plan are put into action in emergency situations that constitute a significant danger to your life or property.
The ice storm of 1998 is a good example of the type of situation requiring the deployment of emergency measures. Here are others:
- Natural disasters (floods, tornados, ice storms, hurricanes, etc.)
- Epidemics and pandemics
- Transportation accidents (plane crashes, train derailments, etc.)
- Toxic spills
- Building or structural failures and collapses
- Major fires, explosions or risk of explosions
- Essential service failures (power and water)
We cannot foresee an emergency, but must prepare for the possibility. This is why the Ville de Saint-Lambert has developed and emergency preparedness plan designed to assist residents in the event of a disaster or emergency. It provides for various measures including emergency response and evacuation plans, mobilization of personnel, the opening of public shelters, the provision of food and water, and the implementation of any other measure required to ensure the safety of persons and their property.
In the event of a declared emergency, the City will assign its municipal employees to emergency tasks and call upon relief organizations and other responders as needed.
The City’s official broadcaster in emergencies
Since 1998, the radio station 103.3 FM has been the Ville de Saint-Lambert’s official broadcaster in emergencies. Therefore, be sure to tune in to this station to stay informed about the measures taken by your city in an emergency situation. Keep your ears open!
Would you be ready in case of an emergency
In the event of an emergency situation, you must be able to take care of your family’s needs for the first 72 hours while rescue teams get organized and try to help the most vulnerable members of the population.
It is therefore important to have an emergency preparedness kit in your home. In a crisis situation, it will allow you to meet your family’s essential needs while you wait for help to arrive. If you have to evacuate your home, you could grab the kit quickly and take it with you.
It is important to remember that your main role is to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, in accordance with instructions from your local authorities. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency takes proper planning!
To learn about how best to prepare, please visit the page Be prepared to manage for 72 hours.
Emergency alert system
An automated mass notification system is in place to deliver information to residents quickly. In the event of an alert or emergency situation, it allows the City to quickly send out personalized messages to large numbers of people by telephone or text message. Sign up to receive these notifications in the B-CITI citizen portal, under the “My profile” tab, then under “Notifications.”
The Ville de Saint-Lambert recently refurbished its warning siren, located on the roof of City Hall. The siren will be used to warn the population should an emergency situation arise. For example, the City might use it in the event of a natural disaster, a toxic spill, a serious transportation accident, etc. The siren will be reserved for this purpose and will not be used under any other circumstances.
What to do if you hear the siren
If you hear the siren, you should quickly consult the municipality's website, Facebook page or Twitter account to know precisely what is the situation and what you should do.