This section shares tips and tools for handling emergency situations.


Child Care Centres will have more responsibility in the event of a pandemic. It is important to know how to keep children safe.

Power outages and returning to normal after a power outage 

Find out what to do when the power goes out. Food, heating and lighting will be affected depending on how long the power is out. It is important you know what to do to stay safe.

Water emergencies and returning to normal after a water disruption 

Water interruptions may lead to other emergencies. It is important to find out what to do in this situation and what to do when it is over.

County Emergency Response Plan

Oxford County's Emergency Plan is designed to protect and preserve life and property of the residents and visitors of Oxford County. This plan is designed to help you in case of any emergency.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen any time, anywhere, leaving you stranded in your vehicle or confined to your home or workplace. It is important to be prepared.

Quick Reference

It is always a good idea to develop an emergency procedure binder that is accessible to all child care facility staff in the event of an emergency.

When in doubt of what to do during or after an emergency, please call Public Health and Emergency Services at 519.593.9800.

For all medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.