Emergency Preparedness

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Ryerson Township has partnered with the Village of Burk’s Falls to offer residents CodeRED, an Emergency/Community notification system.

CodeRED is utilized by local public safety personnel to notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information, emergencies, or urgent notifications. The notification system can reach hundreds of thousands of individuals in minutes to ensure information such as evacuation notices, missing persons, inclement weather advisories, and more are quickly shared.

Please sign up at the following link to receive messages: CodeRED Public Portal

When signing up ensure your pinned location on the map provided is correct. If it is not correct, drag the pin to your correct location!

Visit the CodeRED website and enter the required information online to sign up for the emergency alert system.  This is the quickest way to sign up because the information you supply is immediately registered in the system.  If you do not have internet at home, please consider visiting a library or asking a friend or family member for assistance.


The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act requires every Ontario municipality and provincial ministry to implement an emergency management program.

The Township of Ryerson strives to provide services for the safety and well-being of its residents. Ryerson’s Emergency Response Plan is available here, as well as other resources for Emergency Preparedness and Survival in an Emergency.

Township of Ryerson Emergency Management Program


Are you and your family prepared for possible emergencies?emergencyservices_72hourslogo

Are you ready to meet the special needs of all household members including pets and children if you have to stay home up to 72 hours due to an emergency like an ice-storm or to evacuate due to a nearby fire?

Emergency Preparedness Guide
Emergency Survival Checklist
Pets and Emergencies

Information for Ontario Seniors

Ontario Seniors How to Be Prepared for an Emergency
Ontario Seniors Information for my Emergency Plan

Winter Safety

Emergency preparedness starts with you. Be winter safe: add warm clothes and blankets to your emergency kit; bring your pets inside during cold weather; and stay connected by TV, radio, or online

Floods – How to Prepare

Flooding can be a concern in our community during periods of high water levels due to melting snow and spring run off. The information contained in the pamphlets below may assist you in preparing for possible flooding.

Floods: What to do?
Flood Ready

Be flood ready. Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada. Simple prevention measures can reduce your losses. Learn about floods, know the risks, and be a part of the solution. Don't wait for water, take steps to protect your property.