Fire Safety

The last few years we have had several fires in the Bay. In all those instances we have been fortunate that our advance planning has enabled us to quickly get on top of each situation and minimize the damage. Note: The fire pump and defibrillator information below was updated as of September 1, 2022.

Fire Pump owners let me ask you, as I do every spring, to help us prepare for the new season. The owners of fire pumps should run these pumps to ensure they will be ready in the event of an emergency.  The second preparation relates to our organization for fire alerts “FERO” (the Fire Emergency Response Organization). The Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders should confirm with the members of their Phone Tree that the phone numbers we have listed for their team members are up-to-date.  If we can’t contact you, your fire pump is of no use to us or your neighbours in the event of a fire.

Cottage owners need to be able to convey critical GPS information in the event of a fire. So note your Island GPS location in a readily available place such as beside your house phone.  The GPS location of a fire start-up is even more helpful if that is possible for you. It is useful to have the two Primary Emergency Fire contacts – John & Lisa Bond (Hilly Acres) at 705 285-4226 on your Cell Phone  contacts List.

How to Print a Member Phone Book:

When you sign-in to the Membership section of the website, you are given access to the searchable Member Directory. You can search the directory for member information and you are also able to print a copy of the Member Phone Book by clicking on the Printable Phonebook tab. This is a convenient way to get an up-to-date phone list of all the BICA members. Members with fire pumps available are tagged with a flame symbol beside their name. You are encouraged to print a copy of this Phone Book every year and keep it in a visible location within your cottage so it can be referenced in the event of a fire.

It was very dry last year and we don’t know what the weatherman will arrange for us this year.  So we need to be prepared.  The GBA has an excellent Fire Prevention list that can be found at:

https://georgianbay.ca/boating/fire/

and information about BICA’s fire pump ownership and storage locations can be found below.

The GBA provides useful things we can do to help prevent fires around our cottages as well as inside them.  It’s worth a look to see what can easily be accomplished to minimize your danger from uncontrolled fires.

Fire Pump and Defibrillator Locations:

Fire Pump Locations Aug 2022 Location Fire Pump  Defibrillator Phone
Primary Contacts All Zones:          
John Bond (Hilly Acres)                                                        Whitefish Falls X   705 285 4226 (NO cell phone) 
         
CENTRE:        
Bjornson, John & Celesta 2567 X   cel:  206 650 5399 (John) / 206 890 7925 (Celesta) / Camp 705 285 1161
Boatman, Scott 2709 X   cel: 303 886 1582 / Camp 705 285 0004
Clackett, Gary & Catherine 2263 X   cel:  705 862 0087 (Gary) / 705 862 0804 (Cathy) / Camp 705 285 4387
Cook/McHarg, Laurie & John 2298 X   cel:  705 282 7516 (John) / 705 282 7076 (Laurie)
Cowan, Ted & Jo 2409 X   cel:  416 660 5545 / Camp 705 285 0893
Dobbins, Bobbie & Nick 2276 X   cel:  903 343 1184 (Bobby) /  903 969 0851 (Nick)
Drolet, Reg & Jane 2707 X   cel:  705 968 9424 (Reg) / 705 348 1542 (Jane)
Fournier, Rick & Jane 2782 X   cel:  613 327 4046 (Rick)
Gallup, David & Richard 2282     cel:   864 569 8420 (David) 814 883 5400 (Richard)
Lariviere, Roc & Carolyn 2260 X X cel:  705 669 9165 (Roc) / 705 690 6725 (Carolyn)
Marshall, Trevor & Carly 2243   X cel:  705 562 6714 (Trevor) / 705 507 8304 (Carly
McLelland Island (Paul, Kirby)     X   cel:  705 863 3030 (Kirby)
Montgomery, Jim & Lynda 2431 X   cel:  860 910 9345 (Jim) / 860 389 3257(Linda) / Camp  705 285 4939
Redston, Chris and Kim 2708 lot 2 X   cel:  604 763 3463
Richards, Lindsay & Jamie 2261 X   cel :  416 817 3004 (Jamie) / 705 241 4781 (Lindsay) Camp 705 285 4919
Tremblay, Lee & Kellie 2241 X   cel: 705 919 9860
Walker, Chris 2533 X   cel: 317 727 8432 / Camp 705 285 4292
Whyatt, Antonia & Jens 2570 X   cel:  705 542 2203 (Jens) / 647 988 4621 (Antonia)
Williams, Sheila & Bill 2780 X   cel:  705 791 1516 (Bill) / 705 790 9658 (Sheila)
WEST:        
Bartlett, Chris & Linda 2792 X   cel:  705 690 9369
Jackson, Andy & Colleen 2762 X   cel:  602 501 9696 / 602 478 3337
Jones, Bobette 2346 X   cel:  705 863 2550
Kiefaber, Tad & Carolyn 2659 X   cel:  937 830 0553
Monger/Baker, Sarah & Larry 2617 X   cel:  512 695 5012 (Sarah) / 512 785 0479 (Larry) / 902 830 1154 (Sarah Avery)
Moskal, John 2809 X   cel:  705 521 0864 / Camp 705 285 5039
Ross, David & Karen 2794 X   cel:  705 665 4411
Shewchuk, Zach 2592 X   cel:  705 863 2881
Clement, Todd (Tony Wilkins Owner) N. Shore X   cel:  705 521 4121
EAST:        
Gilbert, Robert & Jean 2688 X   cel:  705 968 0145  / Camp 226 921 1060
Hamilton, Derek & Jane 2690 X   cel:  519 658 7190 (Derek) / 705 822 7190 (Jane)
Lunham, Greg & Nancy 2473 X   Camp 705 285 4328
MacKechnie, Andy Red Deer X   cel:  705  862 8207
Moskal, Paul and Sandy 2300 X   cel: 705 920 1444 (Paul) / 705 918 0581 (Sandy)
Sterne, Rick 2502 X   cel: 519 755 5800 / Camp 705 285 4367
Van Sickel, Peter & Farner, David/Laura 2985 X   cel:  412 268 0805 (Peter) / 412 889 8179 (Dave) / 412 721 7058 (Laura)  
Wickendon, Bill   X   705 522 3474        
Wilkins/Reeves Kathryn & John 3051 X   cel:  705 238 0108  (John)
Yusko, Todd & Marcella   X   cel:  705 863 0900
         
New Pumps not yet Purchased        
Burton, Ryan TP2434     416-939-1085
Gallup, David TP2282     864-569-8420
Jones, Terry Mainland     807-626-4271
Phillips, Liz TP2245     647-654-4238
Santin, Neil TP2243     416-561-3560
Scott, Cory TP2761     317-319-5076
Thoburn, Patrick TP2662     416.508.5602

 

 

 

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