The following word document on ‘Emergency Preparedness’ was created with the input from Mark Schjerning, Chief of Emergency Service, County of Lennox and Addington (ambulance services) and Casey Cuddy, Fire Chief for Addington Highlands & Ward 1 of North Frontenac. The powerpoint presentation was presented at the 2015 AGM. It is recommended that all our members review it, espcially those with lake access.
For lake access cottagers you may need to make a decision whether you can bring the person to the shore to meet the EMT or whether you need the EMT to come to the cottage. Remember, when you call 911, they are located at a dispatch centre and do not necessarily know Mazinaw Lake. They will not send an ambulance if you don't have an address to supply to them. Tapping's Landing at Mazinaw Lake is not good enough! Thus, you need to know in advance the address you want the ambulance to be dispatched to. As well, you need to make sure your 911 number is clearly visible from the water should the fire department come to your cottage by boat.
Here are 3 addresses that these services can be directed to:
- Brown's Camp: 61 Addington Road 5, RR# 1 Cloyne
- Buckley Property: 16833 Highway 41 Cloyne (613-336-1053). Note: Ambulance can drive down to the dock and you can leave your boat for a short time. This is the old Bon Echo Villa property.
- Tapping's Landing: 371 North Mazinaw Heights Road, Cloyne
- Smarts Marina: 1018 Smart Road, Cloyne (note: gate is only open during business hours)
Please read the document as there are many key points to consider. Also, please consider puttig these addresses into your MPOA directory or on your fridge so they are front and centre. We hope no one will ever have an emergency but if you do, this could save you some time and stress.