Ensuring that the ecosystem of the Georgian Bay is kept protected is the McGregor Bay Association number one priority.
Call 310-FIRE (3473) (forest fire reporting)
Use 911 as secondary number.
Be prepared to report fire AND
Please refer to Electricity and Water: Minimize Risk While Fighting Fires
• Don’t wait! If think you may be seeing smoke and wonder if it’s a fire, call the MNRF immediately. Provide the best and most detailed location information you can. They appreciate this info and can do a fly by and check it out. Catching fires early is really helpful to them.
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(GPS coordinates above are in “degrees, minutes, seconds.”)
In advance of a Fire, prepare your exit plan and identify a meeting place. In a fire everyone may use several windows/doors to exit the cottage. Where will you meet to then leave the property together? Get yourself to safety first, then call for help.
Pack a “To Go Bag” and have it at the ready. Consider the possible times of day/weather that an emergency can happen. As a minimum, include a fully charged cell phone, flashlights, bug spray. In a Ziplock, include a completed copy of Emergency Contact Numbers: A Quick Reference Guide & Scripts. *NOTE* When you see water bombers or helicopters circling a fire, GET OUT OF THE AREA! Water bombers must first get water from the lake to drop; boats in the area can prevent that.