On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the 22nd ceremony of the Mérite québécois de la sécurité civile, the Town of Pincourt received the Merit Award, in the Disaster Response category, for its intervention during the 2017 flood.
The Merit Award is awarded to individuals and organizations that have distinguished themselves in three categories: Prevention and Risk Awareness, Preparedness and Response to Disasters.
"The Town of Pincourt has taken into account past events and has been proactive in implementing a special flood response plan. Above all, they have been able to apply this plan in an exemplary manner in a short period of time. The Merit Award recognizes the irreproachable work of this Île Perrot community. - Geneviève Guilbault, vice-première ministre, ministre de la Sécurité publique et ministre responsable de la région de la Capitale-Nationale
- As of April 17, 2017, the Town of Pincourt started to give pallets of sandbags on the properties most at risk.
- Firefighters from the Town's Emergency and Fire Department also strategically erected the first dikes to prevent a possible rise in the level of the Ottawa River.
- Thanks to this preventive action and its ability to respond quickly to the disaster in the making, the Town of Pincourt has taken a lead on the rapid rise of the Ottawa River and managed to contain a flood.