Township of Scugog Fire and Emergency Services is launching the Farm 911 program to improve emergency response to remote rural locations. Scugog Fire has partnered with Durham Region and Farm 911: The Emily Project to provide rural landowners civic addresses and signs to clearly mark property access points.
Farm 911: The Emily Project was established by the Trudeau family in 2014 after losing their young daughter in a farming accident. Due to the remote location of the scene, first responders were delayed in reaching Emily. This initiative encourages rural landowners to request a civic address and sign for their properties’ entrances. There is no cost to the landowner to get an address or second address.
“Every second counts when responding to an emergency.” Said Scugog Fire Chief Mark Berney. “This initiative will help first responders clearly identify remote property access points to reach those in need of help.”
Scugog Mayor Wilma Wotten hopes the agricultural community will participate in this voluntary program. “It would be very beneficial and provide peace of mind to rural property owners to have a civic address and sign assigned to them. Participating will help our first responders attend an accident scene faster and keep rural residents safe.”
How to Apply:
Visit our Farm 9-1-1: The Emily Project page and complete the application form, providing all required information. Completed applications will be reviewed by Township staff, and applicants will be contacted upon completion of the review. The new address will be added to the municipal street index and shared with Scugog Fire & Emergency Services, Durham Region Police Services and Region of Durham Paramedic Services.
The applicant will be contacted to arrange for installation of their new address sign.
The address assigned to the property shall only be used to reference the location of the field entrance to the property (such as for emergency services) and shall not be used as a mailing address for the property.
The goal of Farm 911 is to create address markers and clear signage to help with emergency access and response time. There is no cost to rural landowners for a new address or installation of signs.
Farm 911 Sign Application
Questions may be directed to Scugog Fire and Emergency Service at (905)985-2384 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org