The aim of the regional emergency preparedness plan is to provide a prompt, coordinated and effective response to emergencies by the Government of New Brunswick, its agencies and departments and by the various regional and local government authorities, municipalities and non-governmental agencies at a regional level.
The plan is designed to provide direction and guidance for dealing with emergencies ranging from a single regional departmental response to a fully coordinated, collective response by all regional departments, supported by the provincial government. It may be implemented in whole or in part, depending on the situation.
The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization has twelve regional emergency management coordinators. They assist municipal governments and regional commissions in making and executing emergency plans. During an emergency they help coordinate at the local level.