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Emergency Preparedness Event – Know the Risks, Protect Yourself

(Huntsville / Lake of Bays) During Emergency Preparedness Week, the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department is hosting an Emergency Preparedness event. This free public event is an opportunity to talk with emergency response agencies to learn all about preparing for an emergency so you can keep yourself and your family safe.

Floods, wildfires, storms, water-related incidents – living in Muskoka there are many hazards and emergencies that can put you and your family at risk. When we know the risks, we are better prepared to take appropriate actions to help prevent those risks. Arm yourself with the information you need to protect yourself!

The Fire Department has partnered with the following organizations for this event: OPP, EMS, Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Lake of Bays Public Works, Huntsville and Lake of Bays By-law, Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, Canadian Red Cross, Hydro One.

Participating organizations will be bringing response vehicles where individuals and families will be able to go inside and discuss various emergency preparedness topics.

Muskoka Dippin’ Dots will have a truck available onsite for refreshment purchase and Oliver’s Coffee in the Summit Centre will be open.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Canada Summit Centre Parking Lot
20 Park Dr, Huntsville, ON

Educational Topics:

  • How to make your own 72-hour supply kit
  • How to safely set up a generator
  • Sandbag demonstration for flood preparedness
  • Rapid deployment craft for water rescue
  • Wildland fire preparedness information
  • And much more…

 To visit the web page for this event, please go to

For local emergency preparedness resources, visit For more information on Emergency Preparedness Week, please visit this link.


For more information contact:
Steve Markham
Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department
Public Education/Fire Prevention Officer
705-789-5201 x 3609

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Township of Lake of Bays
1012 Dwight Beach Rd
Dwight, ON P0A 1H0

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