TOWN OF HAGUE EMERGENCY PLAN
The purpose of this Emergency Plan is to provide for a prompt and coordinated response to emergencies affecting the Town of Hague.
This Emergency Plan does not apply to those day-to-day situations which can be handled by the responsible municipal service(s) on its (their) own.
The Emergency Planning Act as amended from time to time. The Emergency Plan is authorized in accordance with Bylaw No. 9911 of the Town of Hague, dated the 26th day of October, 1999 and as amended from time to time.
Deputy Coordinator: A person appointed by resolution of Council who acts in place of the Emergency Coordinator in their absence.
Disaster: Any real or anticipated occurrence which endangers the lives, safety, welfare, and well-being of some or all of the people and/or property and which cannot be brought under control by the use of all the regular municipal government services and resources, may be called a disaster.
Emergency: An abnormal situation which to limit damage to persons, property or the environment requires prompt action beyond normal procedures.
Emergency Control Group: A committee appointed by resolution of Council who oversees the administration and operation of the Emergency Measures Organization.
Emergency Coordinator: That person appointed by resolution of Council as the Emergency Coordinator for the Town of Hague.
Emergency Operations Centre: That location where department heads and Council go in the event of an emergency, the primary location being the Hague Town Office and the secondary location being the Hague Arena Complex.
Emergency Response Personnel: Municipal services such as fire, police, ambulance/hospital, first responders, public works and other agencies operating within the jurisdiction of the Town of Hague.
Town: Shall mean the Town of Hague.
Resource: Means personnel, equipment and operational supplies available for use during a period of emergency as outlined hereinafter.
On-Site Commander: When fire-related, the fire chief or his designate and in all other emergencies, the senior police officer.
This Emergency Plan will be implemented in part or in whole, when an emergency has occurred or threatens to occur. Implementation will be authorized by:
a) the Mayor,
b) in the absence of the Mayor, the Council,
c) in the absence of the Mayor and Council, the Emergency Coordinator,
d) or, the emergency response personnel authorized to act in accordance with this Emergency Plan.
The taking of extraordinary action, by emergency response personnel, constitutes implementation of this Emergency Plan.
ORGANIZATION AND CONTROL
The structure and responsibilities of command are as follows:
EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE
HEALTH SOCIAL SERVICES POLICE FIRE PUBLIC WORKS SUPPLIES
TRANSPORTATION COMMUNICATIONS MANPOWER
SASK POWER SEARCH & RESCUE EOC PUBLIC INFORMATION SASK TEL
Emergency Control Group:
a) Mayor/Deputy Mayor: Direct and control the emergency operations at all times. The personnel of federal and/or provincial emergency response groups does not alter the Mayor responsibility to direct and control the emergency operations within his/her jurisdiction.
1) Assume responsibility in the absence of the Mayor
2) Participate with the Mayor in the decision-making process.
3) Assist in the execution of operational control.
c) Emergency Coordinator:
1) To keep the Mayor and Council informed of developments, as they occur.
2) Ensure that all directions from the Mayor and Council are carried out.
3) Direct Emergency Control Group staff activities.
4) Ensure annual updating of the attachments to the Emergency Plan.
5) Ensure that the public is informed annually as to warning and evacuation procedures.
d) Deputy Emergency Coordinator: In the absence of the Emergency Coordinator, the Deputy Emergency Coordinator would assume all duties and responsibilities of the Emergency Coordinator.
Emergency Control Group Staff:
1) Advise Mayor and Council on legislation and procedures.
2) Take direction from the Coordinator.
3) Maintain financial and other records pertaining to the emergency.
b) Communications Coordinator:
1) Ensure that reliable communications are established between the operations On-site Commander and the Emergency Control Group
2) Coordinate communications procedures.
3) Arrange for additional/alternate communication resources with SaskTel Telephone System and other public and private agencies and/or organizations.
4) Knowledge of radio frequencies.
c) Transportation Coordinator:
1) Develop and maintain a Transportation Resource List
2) Coordinate the transportation of personnel and materials within the community.
3) Establish and maintain mutual aid transportation agreements with neighboring municipalities.
d) Social Service Coordinator:
1) Develop and maintain Evacuation and Reception Resource Lists.
2) Develop mutual aid agreements with neighboring municipalities for the provision of reception centers and/or services.
3) Organize and direct the provision of emergency feeding for workers and evacuees.
4) Organize and direct the provision of emergency lodging for the homeless.
5) Organize and direct the provision of emergency clothing for those who have lost everything.
6) Organize and direct the provision of personal services (clergy) – counseling and words of comfort for those in need.
7) Organize and direct the provision of registration and inquiry on a local, national and international level.
8) Establish and maintain contact with social agencies such as Health and Welfare Canada, Red Cross, Salvation Army Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Disaster Service.
e) Office Staff:
1) Perform all duties as may be assigned by the CAO.
f) Health Coordinator:
1) Health services implies all services with a role to play in care, management or transport of casualties. Those will include hospitals, clinics, homes for the aged, nursing homes, ambulance services and other specialized transport. Also included are facilities dedicated to the prevention of and control of disease.
2) There is a wide range of emergency powers vested with Health Services.
3) There are a good source of human and material resources.
g) Public Information Officer:
1) Media spokesperson who will establish and maintain contact with outside media such as radio and TV and prepare and present press releases as authorized by the Mayor.
1) To ensure electrical safety at the emergency site.
2) To coordinate and maintain electrical services at the Emergency Operations Centre.
1) To ensure safety at the emergency site.
On-Site Operations Group:
In general, the On-Site Commander will be the senior police officer, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
a) On-Site Commander:
1) If fire related – fire personnel, if other – police.
2) Direct the emergency operations at the emergency site.
3) Keep the Emergency Control Group informed of all operations and requirements at the site
b) Police: In addition to their normal day-to-day duties:
1) The On-Site Commander, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
2) Security at the emergency site.
3) A temporary morgue if required.
4) Assistance in the evacuation of people.
c) Fire: In addition to their normal day-to-day duties:
1) The On-Site Commander, unless circumstances dictate.
2) Assistance in the evacuation of people.
3) Initiate mutual aid if required.
d) Ambulance, First Responders, St. John’s, Red Cross: In addition to their normal day-to-day duties:
1) Evaluate casualty situation.
2) Initiate mutual aid if required.
3) Provide first-aid on-site.
4) Casualty sorting and evacuation.
e) Mennonite Disaster Services:
1) Organized volunteer labor for the clean-up.
The Town of Hague must depend entirely upon its own resources during the initial impact of an emergency. Provincial and/or federal assistance will be obtained through established channels, only after local resources have been fully committed or when it is clear that local resources will be inadequate.
Initially, emergency response personnel will respond to an event. If this event is beyond their capability to handle, the On-Site Commander will notify the Emergency coordinator or in their absence, the Deputy Commander.
The Emergency Coordinator or alternate will ensure all available members of the Emergency Control Group are On implementation of the Emergency Plan, the Emergency Operations Centre will be staffed, communications to the emergency site will be established and the Emergency Control Group will assume full responsibility for control of the emergency.
PROVINCIAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Environmental Spill Report Centre (Prince Albert)
Canutec (information only-24hr line)
1-613-996-6666 Call Collect; *666 – for cellphones to call
PGAC – liquid petroleum
Transport Canada (8am – 4:30pm; M-F)
1-306-975-5105 or 1-613-996-6666
Emergency Management & Fire Safety
24 hours a day, seven days a week 1-306-787-9563 after 5pm
Ken Snell 1-306-933-5064
Hague TR Petroleum
Mennonite Disaster Service Assistance
Murlis Wiebe, Chairperson 1-306-239-4337; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Buhler, Sec. Treasurer 1-306-253-4604
a) Emergency Site to Emergency Operations Centre:
The Emergency Coordinator will instruct the Superintendent in Charge of Outside Operations to dispatch a two-way radio-equipped vehicle to the emergency site, linking the site with the two-way radio base station located in the Emergency Operations Centre.
b) Telephone Service:
Where existing telephone service is or may be inadequate, the Emergency Coordinator will arrange with the SaskTel telephone system for the immediate installation of additional telephone instruments, for use by the Emergency Control Group for the duration of the emergency.
c) Ham Radios
d) Cellular Telephones
Information released must be precise as to the nature of the emergency, the dangers involved and the actions to be taken.
a) Public Information:
The Emergency Coordinator will advise an appointed Public Information Officer.
The Public Information Officer will confirm arrangements with the Mayor for the dissemination or information to the citizens and the general public.
b) Media Information
The Mayor or his/her delegated officer will authorize all information to be released to the news media by the Public Information Officer.
All communications, correspondence and activities will be recorded and retained for future reference.
EVACUATION & RE-ENTRY
In the event it is necessary to evacuate people, warning, transportation and security procedures must be observed.
In addition to the general warning (Section 1), the Emergency Control Group will ensure that:
a) Precise information is disseminated to the general public, as to the danger involved and actions to be taken.
b) Hospitals, schools, personal care homes and group residences in the affected area are notified.
c) Reception communities are notified.
d) Motorbikes, snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles and 4x4s are used as a means of communicating to the public a warning of an imminent evacuation.
It is anticipated that the majority of people will provide for their own transportation.
The Emergency Control Group will make arrangements to evacuate persons without transportation such as occupants of schools, personal care homes and group residences.
During the emergency period requiring evacuation, the police will secure the area and others as required.
R.C.M.P. to control any forms of looting or damage to personal goods.
Re-entry will be initiated as quickly as possible but not before local and provincial authorities are satisfied all appropriate preparations have been made, e.g. the restoration of utilities and essential services to homes and commercial establishments.
Police: Rosthern Detachment 1-306-232-6400
Hague Fire Department
Rosthern Fire Department
Hepburn Fire Department
Duck Lake Fire Department
Waldheim Fire Department
Osler Fire DepartmENT
*AS PER MUTUAL AID
Hague First Responders 911
Ambulance Depatch: 1-306-975-8800
Rosthern Hospital: 1-306-232-4811
THE NUMBER OF BEDS AVAILABLE DEPENDS ON HOW MANY BEDS ARE VACANT AND POSSIBLE PATIENT DISCHARGE. NO. OF PATIENTS: 40
Hague Satellite Medical Clinic (208 Main Street) 306-225-4774
Rosthern Pharmacy (1014-6th Street, Rosthern) 1-306-232-4388
Friesen Drug Mart (1994) Ltd. (2006-6th St. Rosthern) 1-306-232-4383
Doctors on Call (Rosthern Hospital) 1-306-232-4811
Nurses on Call (Rosthern Hospital) 1-306-232-4811
Hague High School 306-225-2232
Hague Elementary School 306-225-2104
Events in neighboring communities may necessitate the reception of evacuees by the Town of Hague.
Events in the community may necessitate the reception of evacuees by the Town of Hague or in other communities.
A reception centre will be established to register and receive evacuees and assign them to emergency accommodations.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
Sources of accommodations and meals shown as an attachment to this section.
Hague High School (320 Saskatchewan Avenue) APPROXIMATELY 600 PEOPLE 306-225-2232
Hague Elementary School(320 Saskatchewan Avenue) APPROXIMATELY 100 PEOPLE 306-225-2104
Hague Mennonite Church(202 Third Street) APPROXIMATELY 200 PEOPLE
Hague Gospel Church (112 Fifth Street) APPROXIMATELY 165 PEOPLE
Zone (96 North Service Road) APPROXIMATELY 80 OR MORE
Hague Municipal Hall 212 Main Street Approximately 100 People 306-225-2155
Hague Arena Complex (301 First Street) APPROXIMATELY 250 PEOPLE
MATTRESSES AND BEDDING
Red Cross, Emergency on Call:
Disaster Services 1-306-961-3526
Mobile Crises (24hr S-toon) 1-306-933-6200
National Red Cross 1-888-800-6493
Salvation Army: Saskatoon 1-306-242-6833
Little John Rentals, Saskatoon 1-306-933-1958 or 1-306-220-5115
Jiffy Biffy Service Ltd, Saskatoon 1-306-244-8464
A & M Septic, Duck Lake 1-306-467-4588
CONTRACTS OR FORMS WITH STORES MUST BE DRAFTED FOR PURCHASES OF FOOD AND EMERGENCY CLOTHES AND BLANKETS, ETC…. CONTRACTORS MUST BE TOLD AND AGREEMENTS DRAFTED … REQUISITION FORMS OBTAINED … EVALUATION AND RECEPTION FORMS MADE … COPY OF BYLAW AND ACT MUST BE ENCLOSED AND FORMS FOR WCB.
Hague High School (320 Saskatchewan Avenue) 306-225-2232
– Home Economics Lab: Stove, Fridge, Microwave Oven
– Staff Room: – Fridge, Microwave Oven
– Gym Kitchen: shared by Elementary & High School
Hague Arena Complex (301 First Street) 306-225-2201 or 306-225-2155
Kitchen – Grill, Stove, Fridge, Microwave Oven
Hague Mennonite Church (202 Third Street)
Kitchen – 2 Stoves, 2 Fridges
Sunset Manor (95 Main Street) 306-225-2155
Kitchen – Stove, Fridge
Sunshine Housing (212 Sixth Street) 306-225-4477
Kitchen – Stove, Fridge, Microwave Oven
Hague Gospel Church (112 Fifth Street)
Kitchen – Stove, Fridge
Hague Bigway Foods (305 Main Street) 306-225-2024
The Lunch Corner (311 Main Street) Seating capacity – 42 306-225-2144
The Zone (96 West Service Road)
EMERGENCY FUEL SUPPLIERS
Hague Service Center (Shell) (102 West Service Road) 306-225-2272
Hague Gas & Confectionary (TR) (99 Fourth Street) 306-225-0066
EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY
Closest well within the R.M. would be at Melvin Foth’s farm. Dale Neudorf, Young Farmer’s of Canada
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE TOWN’S WATER SUPPLY FROM SASK WATER COULD BE INTERCEPTED IN CASE OF PROLONGED POWER OUTAGE. DISTRIBUTION FROM OTHER SOURCES
COULD BE DONE BY FILLING WATER CONTAINERS – FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
THE HAGUE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS A PORTABLE PUMP THAT COULD BE USED AT VARIOUS FARM DUGOUTS LOCATED IN THE R.M. OF ROSTHERN NO. 403.
Catterall & Wright (Bill Wright) 1-306-343-7280 or 1-306-221-7189 (cell
SASK POWER 1-306-232-4806 or1-800-772-4895
Outage Centre Dispatch 24 hours 310-2220
SASK ENERGY 1-306-232-4668 or 1-888-700-0427 (24-hour)
SASK TEL DIAL 611
Hague Elementary School(320 Saskatchewan Avenue) 306-225-2104
Hague High School (320 Saskatchewan Avenue) 306-225-2232
SMALL TOOLS AND MISCELLANEOUS
Handyman Rental Centre (2236 Ave.C N. Saskatoon) 1-306-933-2727
Rent-It Store (120 – 29th St.E. Saskatoon) 1-306-652-0101
Campbell West (2215 Faithfull Saskatoon) 1-306-934-1848
SPECIAL HEAVY EQUIPMENT
Valley Trenching, Backhoe & dumptruck 1-306-229-5991
Al Neufeld Sand & Gravel, 2 Pay loaders, cat, 2 gravel trucks, 2 semis/5 semi-trailers, 1 tandem, 2 tandem mixer trucks, 1 excavator, 1 crusher, 2 skid steer loaders, 1 grader, l crawler/loader, 1 scraper 1-306-232-5040
Lyndell TruckingPay loader, track hoe, skid steer, gravel truck. 1-306-241-2165
Town has 1 tractor, 1 grader, 1 fire truck, 1 1/2 ton truck, 1 one ton truck, portable pump, tandem truck, back hoe and other special equipment. 1-306-230-9468
RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ROSTHERN #403
R.M. has 3 graders, 1 bulldozer, 1 scraper, 2 loader tractors, 1 dump truck. 1-306-232-4393
OTHER CHEMICAL STORAGE
– Town of Hague Water Treatment Plant, (308 Main Street) 1-306-230-9468 Materials: Chlorine, potassium permanganate
– Hague Arena Complex , (301 First Street) 306-225-2155 Materials: Freon gas
– North 40 Welding & Farm Supply, (94 North Service Road) 306-225-5884 Materials: Oxygen-acetylene tank distribution depot, 20 spray cans at west end of shop. Drums of oil at east end of shop
– Discount Tire, (111 East Service Road) 306-225-4317 Materials: Oxygen-acetylene tank distribution depot located outside on north west side, bulk oil. In garage, aerosol cans in store for resale
OTHER CHEMICAL STORAGE
-Penner’s Agro Auto Service (405 West Railway Street) 306-225-2254 Materials: Oxygen-acetylene tanks
-Valley Ford (224 East Service Road) 306-225-3673 Materials: Freon, oxygen-acetylene tanks
SEARCH & RESCUE – CUTTING TORCHES, PRY BARS, ETC.
–North 40 Welding & Farm Supply, (94 North Service Road) 306-225-5884
-Discount Tire, (111 East Service Road) 306-225-4317
-Penner’s Agro Auto Service (405 West Railway Street) 306-225-2254
-Valley Ford (224 East Service Road) 306-225-3673