Medical Emergencies

For medical emergencies, Dial 911, give your name and civic address (your island number, see below), plus your GPS coordinates if you know them, plus your marina name or road access point, and they will contact these people for you (the names in bold). If you call using a mobile phone, clarify that you are not at your home address (the one that is probably linked to your mobile phone).

First Responders

Fire Emergency

Our township does NOT provide fire protection services, due to the water-based nature of our properties. Calling 911 won’t bring any additional help beyond what we can muster from within our island community.

In case of fire, engage immediately. Call your local first responders plus your cottage neighbours with fire pumps that you’ve pre-planned your fire response with in advance. Learn how to do that here.

Boating safety and help

Other Medical Contacts

Civic addresses

Your island number is your civic address. It is used to locate your property in an emergency. Write your island number down and post it in a prominent place in your cottage, and make sure your civic address sign is posted on your dock. Don’t have a civic address sign? Contact the Township of the Archipelago here.

GPS location

BNIA members can get their GPS location from their online property profile on this website:

General Community Contacts