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Farm 911 project launched in Scugog

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

SCUGOG: The Township of Scugog is partnering with 'Farm 911: The Emily Project' to make firefighter response easier in remote rural locations.

Farm 911 is an organization which aims to improve emergency services in municipalities by allowing rural landowners to request a civic address and sign for the entrance of their property.

"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," a Scugog Township press release explained.

In a statement, Scugog Mayor Wilma Wotten said this project will "provide peace of mind to rural property owners to have a civic address and sign assigned to them."

At a meeting on Monday, April 17th, Scugog Fire Chief Mark Berney announced the project's launch in the township. "This program will improve emergency response to remote rural locations."

He also stressed the importance of improving response times to these locations. "As you've heard me say many times, every second counts when responding to an emergency."

There is no cost to the landowner for signs. For more information on how to apply to the program, visit

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