Perth County and its member municipalities are being recognized nationally for their emergency preparedness system.

The Perth County Emergency Services Municipal 511 Project was selected by a judging panel from the Canadian Tri-Services Emergency Management Committee to receive the 2018 CACP Motorola Solutions Award for “Excellence in Emergency Preparedness.”

Perth County was selected by the panel from nominations across the country.

The national award from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and Motorola Solutions was established to recognize a standard level of excellence that exemplifies the combined efforts of police, fire and paramedic services in preparing their agencies for responding to natural or human-caused disasters.