Different emergencies can occur in Gatineau. Knowing what to do in an emergency can keep you from becoming vulnerable and from being in danger. In an emergency or a disaster, you are the first person responsible for your safety and that of your family, and for protecting your property.
That starts with preparing ahead of time and having the right tools:
In the event of a disaster, Gatineau is responsible for informing and helping the affected residents and for implementing the necessary measures. In the event of an emergency, you should go to gatineau.ca and Gatineau's social networks for real-time updates. Local media will also be used to disseminate information as the situation evolves.
It is important that you stay in touch with your family when there is an emergency. Use text messaging, emails and social media. You can always rely on those, even when the phones are down.
Pour savoir quoi faire lors de diverses situations d'urgence, consultez le site « Préparez-vous » du gouvernement du Canada.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.