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Emergency Preparedness

An emergency can be any situation or threat of an emergency that is caused by some event, whether it is natural (e.g. tornado), technological (e.g. power outage), or human caused (e.g. terrorist attack), that negatively affects the health, safety or property of a significant portion of the people in a community.

The Township of Chatsworth regularly updates its Emergency Response Plan to ensure that a property emergency management program is in place, reflecting the procedures that would work best in managing a Township-wide emergency.

On November 7, 2018 Council adopted the updated Township of Chatsworth Emergency Management Plan by-by-law 2018-70.

Should you require a copy of the Emergency Response Plan in an alternate format, please contact us by email at or call at 519-794-3232, ext. 124.

Information from Government of Canada

Emergency Services

The Grey County Paramedic Services covers the Township of Chatsworth. For non-emergencies, please call 519-376-2228.

Grey County offers a variety of social services for the Township of Chatsworth. When you don’t know where to turn, call 2-1-1 or visit

The Ontario Government operates a Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, which prepares provincial and local authorities in the event of a flood. The Township of Chatsworth is responsible for the on-the-ground response and the Conservation Authorities (Grey Sauble and Saugeen Valley) are responsible for local flood messaging. To ensure that you are prepared for any flooding events, please sign up to receive our News and Public Notices, and like us on Facebook.

Flood Recovery Services

The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program (DRAO) helps victims of natural disasters get back on their feet. It offers financial assistance to help cover emergency expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property. For more information about DRAO APPLICATIONS, PLEASE CALL 1-844-780-8925 or send an email to

The Township of Chatsworth has a volunteer fire department and is overseen by Mike Givens, Fire Chief. Please see more information about our volunteer firefighters and Fire Department by clicking here.

The Township of Chatsworth is protected by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chatsworth Detachment. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

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