Tay Valley Township has planned to help residents deal with foreseeable emergencies. Between our Emergency Preparedness Plan and our Fire and Police Services, we strive to ensure any emergency is quickly resolved alongside the help of the community. Help us keep our community safe by knowing the services we offer and what you can do to be prepared. Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and knowing what to do or who to call in the case of an emergency.
It’s always best to know what do in the case of an emergency. Located here are resources to help you and your family get ready for anything that could happen on a day to day basis.
Get to know your local fire service provider and the services they offer, including fire permits and fire safety and prevention.
Tay Valley Township is served by the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Township’s Police Services Board ensures compliance with the Police Services Act and liaises with the OPP on the Township’s behalf.
The Lanark County Ambulance Service is the sole Service Provider within the County of Lanark. It provides 24-hour pre-hospital emergency and non-emergency care and transportation to and between hospitals for individuals experiencing injury or illness.
Emergency Vehicle Access to Your Laneway
Limited Access May Affect Emergency Response
It is important that a fire truck or ambulance be able to use your laneway when responding to an emergency call at your house or cottage.
The owner of a building in the Township is responsible for the access to the building from the traveled portion of the road to the building.
An access that is not suitable for a large pumper truck or ambulance may affect the effectiveness of emergency personnel responding to an emergency call at that location.
Laneways should be snowplowed and sanded when required. A minimum clearance width of 16 feet is suggested (which includes road width) with a clearance of 20 feet overhead (guideline only). Any turns or corners must be wide enough to allow the trucks to drive directly to the residence. It is also important to ensure that your blue and white civic address sign is clearly visible.