Emergency Services Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference
The mandate of the County of Lennox and Addington Emergency Services Advisory Committee is to advise the Council of the County of Lennox and Addington regarding the coordination of emergency services and emergency management programs within the County and its four lower-tier municipalities.
More specifically, the Emergency Services Advisory Committee will advise County Council regarding:
policies related to emergency planning and preparedness, public education and the selection of programs and projects;
matters related to the periodic review, revising and testing of the County’s Emergency Plan and its linkage with the Emergency Plans for the County’s four constituent lower-tier municipalities;
matters related to the provision of 9-1-1 service and the periodic revisions of the County mapping database and GIS information;
matters related to communication systems and their linkages within the County;
matters related to the overall preparedness of the County and its four constituent lower-tier municipalities to address and mitigate the effects of emergencies;
matters related to the broader alerting and advisement protocols in order to ensure notification of an impending, potential or existing emergency situation.
The County of Lennox and Addington Emergency Services Advisory Committee will be comprised of eight (8) members as follows:
- one representative from Lennox and Addington County General Hospital
- one representative from the Ontario Provincial Police
- one representative from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health
- one representative from each of the County’s four constituent lower-tier municipalities
- one representative from the County of Lennox and Addington
Meetings will be chaired by the County of Lennox & Addington representative.
Meetings will be held two times a year, as required, or at the call of the chairperson. An agenda for the meeting will be circulated in advance and a record of the proceedings will be maintained.
A report outlining the recommendations of the Emergency Services Advisory Committee will be filed at the next regularly scheduled meeting of County Council.
A quorum will consist of more than 50% of the membership. A majority vote of members present will be used to reach a decision on a matter.
The Emergency Services Advisory Committee may establish sub-committees or special project task forces as required. The sub-committees may utilize volunteers from outside of the committee membership to provide additional expertise and support as may be required.