The City of Sarnia has had a fully setup Emergency Operations Centre (E.O.C.) since 1989 and continues to have ongoing training at this facility for a variety of emergency scenarios. In 2004 the Province of Ontario under Regulations 380/04 Part II made it a legislated requirement to have a municipal E.O.C., a “Municipal Control Group” and annual training. The Sarnia Municipal Control Group made up of the Mayor, City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Medical Officer of Health, City Works Manager and others would coordinate the municipal response for a serious emergency in the City’s Emergency Operations Centre. A municipal Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is essential to the process of providing centralized direction and coordination of emergency response and recovery operations. This facility’s operation is provided under the direction of Sarnia Emergency Management.
The Sarnia Emergency Management Mobile Command Post provides a centralized site location for “Command / Unified Command” to run a coordinated emergency response from. The Sarnia Emergency Management Mobile Command Post is equipped with a number of ways to communicate from the field back to central dispatch and is often used by all departments for various planned and unplanned events.