South-West Oxford has Canada’s busiest highway on its doorstep, a shared airport with the Town of Tillsonburg, and is a regional centre for industry and agriculture. The Township recognizes the risks that are associated with each of these and has developed plans to ensure a coordinated and effective response in the event of an emergency. The SWOX Emergency Response Plan is available to view or photocopy at the Township Office: 312915 Dereham Line, Mt. Elgin. Specific hazards identified include but are not limited to, energy emergencies (power outages), weather hazards (snow, tornadoes, flooding etc.) and transportation emergencies including road, rail and air traffic.
During a local emergency, residents will be notified in the following ways:
Local media – Heart FM 104.7, Easy 101 Tillsonburg
Door to door (if necessary)
911 (Police, Fire, EMS)
Oxford OPP – 1888-310-1122
Fire – 519-485-0477
Oxford County EMS – 519-539-9800
Municipal Office - 519-485-0477
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