Emergency Notifications & Information

There are many ways residents can receive emergency notifications or find information about emergency situations…

  • Local alerts may be issued through “My Community Notification Network”.  Please see the article below for additional details.
  • If you are aware of, or are notified that an emergency has occurred, tune to a local radio station for information and stay on that station unless you are advised otherwise.  In a major emergency, 1070 AM/103.9 FM will provide ongoing updates to the public.
  • 211 Ontario may be activated by municipal or emergency officials to receive calls from the public looking for information during an emergency or crisis.  Do not call 9-1-1 if you are looking for information.  For further explanation on the appropriate use of 2-1-1 and 9-1-1, please read the articles below.
  • The national notification system called “Alert Ready” delivers warnings over radio and television stations and compatible cell phones within an alert area.  Ontario’s notification system, which includes social media and email alerts for followers and subscribers, integrates with Alert Ready.  Therefore, provincial and local alerts can also be broadcast on radio and television, and to compatible cell phones.
  • Residents and neighbours of St. Clair Township can be part of the Bluewater Community Alerting System by purchasing a device that receives notifications issued by St. Clair Township officials.
  • Residential areas in close proximity to petro-chemical industries and refining operations are covered by a system of municipal/industrial emergency sirens that may be sounded to warn residents of emergency situations.
Emergency Notifications by MyCNN

My Community Notification Network (MyCNN) is a local alerting system that can be used to notify residents with publicly listed land-line telephones during an emergency. Subscribers can also receive alerts via cell phones, smart phones, email and more. 

Emergency Notifications - Call 211 Ontario

211 Ontario is a telephone and web service that provides information to the public about community and social services in Ontario. The service is available in 175 languages to Lambton residents 24 hours a day, everyday of the year.

Emergency Notifications - When to call 911

NEW – Click on “Read More” below to learn about VoIP phone services and 9-1-1.

9-1-1 is an emergency telephone number that makes it easier for residents to obtain urgent police, fire and ambulance assistance.  The three digit number is brief, easy to remember and is used throughout most of North America.