Emergency Preparedness

The Township of Tiny Web site  is an excellent source of valuable information to be prepared for emergencies or disasters.

Be Prepared

In the event of an emergency or disaster, everyone should be prepared to look after themselves and their families for at least three days. For example: it may take the township public works personnel up to three days to clear roads after a major winter storm.

Download Tiny Township’s Emergency Survival Checklist here.


9-1-1 is an emergency reporting phone number provided and operated by communities, to contact local police, ambulance and fire services.

  • Ontario citizens have 95 per cent coverage for free 9-1-1 service. If your community does not have 9-1-1 service, post the phone numbers for police, ambulance and fire near your phone.  Emergency numbers can be found in your local phonebook.
  • 9-1-1 calls are routed to an emergency call-taking centre, which will ask if you require police, ambulance or fire.  Stay on the line if your call is transferred.
  • When a call is placed from a wireline phone most 9-1-1 systems display your name and address to the call taker.
  • Cellular 9-1-1 calls may display the phone number to the call taker but do not display the location.  Always know your location and be prepared to provide it.
  • Cellular 9-1-1 calls placed from an area without 9-1-1 service will be routed to a police agency.
  • Children should be taught the proper use of 9-1-1.
  • In the unlikely event you are unable to get through to an emergency call taker because of a 9-1-1 service disruption, dial “0” for assistance or call the alternate phone numbers for police, ambulance or fire found in your local phonebook.
  • A telecommunication device for the hearing impaired (TTY/TDD), and access to interpreters may be available at the emergency call-taking centre.

9-1-1 Do’s

9-1-1 should be used for emergencies only.  Examples include serious medical problems (chest pains), life threatening situations (person with weapons), fires or crimes in progress.  If you are not sure, call 9-1-1.

Advise the emergency call taker if you require police, ambulance or fire and confirm the location of the emergency.

Tiny Connect

Tiny Connect is a free Notification System designed to assist you and your family. When you self-register for Tiny Connect, you will automatically receive Emergency Alerts to your phone, email or TTY/TDD device.

You can also choose to receive notifications based on events that you care about, such as road closures, community events, public meetings and more!

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For more details and to register online click here.