in the event of an emergency

Fire | medical | crime


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.

Download our KLA Emergency Numbers list, fill in your cottage contact information,
then print and post it in a visible location for your family and guests.

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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