Farm 911 – The Emily Project

Farm 911 - The Emily Project

Vacant Lot 911 Signs

Accidents can happen anywhere. In the event of an emergency, Farm 911 signs assist First Responders in locating individuals on vacant agricultural land who require emergency assistance in a timely manner. The Farm 911 Emily Project is a program which aims to assign civic addresses to existing access points on both vacant agricultural and rural lands. Individuals  applying for a 911 sign will receive a yellow Farm 911 sign for easy identification by emergency services. This is so first responders are aware the incident they are called to is not tied to a home or farm building.

Farm 911 – Emily Project is inspired by a young girl named Emily Trudeau, who tragically died after being involved in an on-farm accident in Hastings County, Ontario. At that time, first responders had difficulty finding her on-farm location due to a lack of 911 signage at the farm’s entrance. To help prevent future tragedies, the Farm 911 Emily Project was created to encourage additional signage at the entrances of vacant farm fields. More information about this initiative can be found at farm911.ca.

 

To apply to the Farm 911 – The Emily Project you must complete the attached application form, provide a diagram indicating the location of the 911 sign, and pay the applicable fee (if funding for the program is fully subscribed).

The application form is linked HERE. This application process takes approximately 1 month.

The 2022 Farm 911 Fee is $102.00 + $13.26 HST = $115.26. Funding may be available on a first come first serve basis, subject to availability. If your sign was stolen, the fee may be waived upon receipt of a Police Report number.

Applicants can pay in person by cash, credit card or cheque. Or by mailing in a cheque to Haldimand County’s Administrative Building at the address below:

Haldimand County Administration Building
C/O Planning and Development Division
53 Thorburn Street
Cayuga, ON N0A1E0

Can I apply for a green vacant lot sign?

  • No, vacant lots applying for a 911 sign will receive a yellow Farm 911 sign for easy identification by emergency services. This is so first responders are aware the incident they are called to is not tied to a home or farm building.

What if I want to build on the vacant lot in the future?

  • Should development occur, the property owner is required to submit an application and fee for a new green 911 sign/civic address.

Does the Farm 911 sign count as the property address?

  • No, Farm 911 signs are to assist in emergency situations  and do not constitute a civic address for mail delivery purposes. Haldimand County GIS and Emergency Services are the only agencies circulated on vacant lot sign requests.
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