In 2014 a group of people in Hastings County created what is now known as “The Emily Project”. It is in memory of seven-year-old Emily Trudeau who was killed in a tragic farming accident. These concerned citizens asked how first responders could get to medical emergencies when they had difficulties identifying addresses. There are no 911 address signs in many farming fields.
Since then, many municipalities, including Front of Yonge; have passed resolutions supporting this Project, to have 911 civic address signs installed for most, if not all; entrances to farmers fields. Last month, Front of Yonge Township partnered with the Leeds Federation of Agriculture to launch the next step in achieving this goal.
Dan & Alison Wilson of Rivendell Farms on Old River Road along with Leeds Federation of Agriculture President Kim Sytsma, and Mayor Roger Haley are encouraging area farmers to let their municipalities know where these 911 address signs should be located.
If you own farmland, a wood lot, hayfields, trails or maple bush that don’t have a civic address sign, please contact the Township Office for further information.
Let’s all support Emily’s Project and save a life.