in the event of an emergency

Fire | medical | crime


Download this list, fill in your personal cottage contact information, then print and post it in a visible location for your family and guests.

In the case of fire, evacuate children and pets to safety. Learn more here


FIRST CALL = 911

Provide your name and phone number

Provide the cottage address
directions from nearest major road/intersection

State the nature of your emergency 

SECOND CALL = NEIGHBOURS

YMCA Wanakita: 705 - 457 - 2132

Your Fire CaptainRoad Captain and/or Cottage Watch Coordinator

Notify neighbours who may be in immediate danger, e.g. due to fire

THIRD: Use an emergency horn or whistle: 3-blast sequence means “Help me!”

In Case of Fire: boat or drive to the nearest Fire Box and bring fire pump, hoses and accessories to the location of the fire.

For non-life-threatening, non-emergency situations, please refer to the following:

 Haliburton Hospital 705 - 457 - 1392 
 Haliburton Ambulance 705 - 457 - 1721 
 Ontario Provincial Police (toll free)  888 - 310 - 1122*OPP (*677) by cellphone 
 Ontario Provincial Police (Minden office) 705 - 286 - 1431 
 Poison Information Centre 800 - 268 - 9017 
 Hydro Emergency Outage 800 - 434 - 1235 
 MNR Nuisance Bear Line 866 - 514 - 2327 
 Roads (Highlands East) 705 - 448 - 2934 
 Roads (Dysart et al)  705 - 457 - 1830 

Thanks to KLA member Rob Horsburgh for his photograph of Wallace Island used as the background photo throughout this site

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