Sarnia Emergency Planning works out of the Sarnia Police Station and operates out of the Emergency Operations Centre. Guidance is provided by the “Sarnia Emergency Management Program Committee” which consists of the Sarnia Fire Chief, the Sarnia Police Chief (and/or designate), the director of Parks & Recreation, the ARES Emergency Coordinator and the City of Sarnia Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC).

Sarnia Emergency Management maintains an Emergency Operations Centre and the “Corporation of the City of Sarnia Emergency Management Response Plan”.

During an emergency the Primary Control Group is assembled to make the policy and administrative decisions relevant to the emergency. The Primary Control Group is made up of the following representatives:

Head of Council
Chairman of The Primary Control Group (City Manager)
Chief of Police Service (Chief Designate)
Chief of Fire Services
Medical Officer of Health
Assistant Medical Co-ordinator
Media Co-ordinator
Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator (CEMC)
City Clerk
Director of Community Services
Chief of the Aamjiwnaang of Sarnia
Industrial Advisor (when requested from CVECO)
City Engineer


The City of Sarnia Emergency Response Plan is now available online to over 55 Primary and Secondary key individuals. The City’s Emergency Plan is designed as a generic plan to respond to a variety of emergency situations. It is not meant to anticipate every possible risk, but to develop systematic procedures that will provide an effective response both to the foreseen and unforeseen emergency. The City’s Emergency Plan is designed to work in co-operation with City Department contingency plans, local industrial plans (CVECO), other municipal plans, and with upper tiered Government Emergency Plans (EMO).

City of Sarnia Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC)
Phone: 519-344-8861 ext. 5206
Fax: 519-344-6001