Emergency Numbers

For Fire, Ambulance and Police Emergencies: Call 911

Bear Reporting Line: 1-866-514-2327, (TTY) 705-945-7641. Seeing a bear is not an emergency nor is it a bear problem. Visit our Bears page or the Be Bear Wise website for more information about who and when to call about a bear.


AED located at Catchacoma Marina

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

These days, you don’t have to be a doctor to save a life. New Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) make it possible for even non-medical personnel to restore heart rhythm and life. An AED is a machine that can monitor heart rhythms. It can tell if the heart has stopped beating effectively. If required, the machine can then advise the operator to deliver an electric shock to the heart. Most of the time, along with CPR, this shock will restart the heart.

AEDs save lives About 45,000 Canadians experience cardiac arrest every year. The survival rate of victims for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is less than five per cent. However, CPR with the use of an AED before the arrival of Emergency Medical Services can increase the chance of survival by up to 75 per cent. Getting trained in CPR and making defibrillators easily accessible has the potential to save thousands of lives.

How to use, maintain a defibrillator