Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Emergencies often strike quickly and can happen at any time. It is important to BE PREPARED now to keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency.

New Brunswick’s Emergency Measures Act stipulates that each municipality must be prepared to handle emergencies. The Village of New Maryland has acted on this responsibility to prepare the community to respond to and recover from disastrous events with the establishment of the Emergency Response Plan Committee (ERPC)

The Village of New Maryland has a detailed Emergency Response Plan and an Emergency Operations Centre (normally functioning as the Council Chamber) which is located at the Village Office, 584 New Maryland Highway.

By-law No. 10: A By-law of the Village of New Maryland Respecting the Establishment and Implementation of an Emergency Response Plan

Village of New Maryland’s Procedural By-law No. 50-2021

BE PREPARED whether it is making an emergency plan, 72-hour emergency kit, emergency evacuation items list, or preparing for chemical spills or release, extreme heat, forest fire, hurricane/tropical storm, pet emergency preparedness, power outage, stress in emergencies, thunder and lightning storm, winter storm and extreme cold.


HELPFUL CONTACTS                       

Police, Fire or Ambulance:  9-1-1

For information on government, health, community and social services:  2-1-1

For medical questions or problems (non-life threatening) Tele-Care line:  8-1-1

NB Power (power outages):  1-800-663-6272


Horizon Health Network

New Brunswick Department of Health

NB Department of Transportation and Infrastructure – Road Map Conditions

New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NBEMO)

New Brunswick Pandemic Influenza Plan

NB Power

Environment Canada

Canadian Red Cross

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada















Voyent Alert!


In times of crisis, it is important that residents have access to trusted, timely and accurate information to ensure their own safety and that of their family and loved ones. In response to this need, the Village of New Maryland has chosen Voyent Alert! as the communication service provider for these kinds of events.

Voyent Alert! is a multi-purpose communication service used to send alerts to residents, businesses and visitors during critical events like fires or floods, as well as for relevant communications such as snow removal advisories, planned maintenance, water advisories, etc.


Registration for the service is FREE, simple and totally anonymous.

For Mobile App Alerts: Download and install the Voyent Alert! app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

For Email, Text Message or Voice Call Alerts: Register online at https://register.voyent-alert.com


Personalized Communications: Voyent Alert! provides informative communications. Critical information such as the distance and direction from an incident, time of intercept and preferred evacuation routes from your followed locations are provided.

Follow Multiple Locations: Voyent Alert! allows you to create and follow multiple locations such as “Kids School” or “Mom’s House”. Any event or communication related to your followed locations will be forwarded to you along your preferred communication channel.

No Message Fatigue: Voyent Alert’s smart alerting capabilities ensure that you will only get notified when a communication is relevant to you or one of the locations you are following.

Communications Your Way: Receive alerts over a wide variety of communication channels including mobile apps, text/SMS alerting, email or voice calling. You can register for all or one of them.

Privacy is Paramount: Registration is anonymous, and no information volunteered or derived is shared or used for marketing or data harvesting purposes. Locational information from your followed locations is only used to determine its proximity to an alert event and to provide critical context within the communications (such as distance and direction).

Leaving is Easy: Both mobile applications and web-based accounts provide to an unsubscribe feature accessed via the menu icon on the top right of the screen/page. If the service isn’t working out simply click on the “Unsubscribe” button and you won’t be hearing from us again.

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Voyent Alert! How It Works – Mass Notification Service

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