When an emergency occurs, the seconds seem to tick by even slower.
Resi Walt and Prince Edward OPP Const. Patrick Menard are asking Prince Edward County Council for their support for Farm 911, The Emily Project to make sure another tragedy that took the life of eight year-old Emily Trudeau never happens again.
Walt says when the emergency numbering system was first introduced it was not a requirement for farmers’ fields to be numbered and cell phones were not as popular as they are today.
PEC Mayor Robert Quaiff says he supports the project.
Const. Menard explained to those around the horseshoe and those in the gallery that when an emergency call comes in, it goes to Smiths Falls and is dispatched from there.
According to a video shown by Walt, Emily’s father watched the ambulance drive by and had to call someone to explain their location because he wasn’t going to leave his daughter’s side.
She says the gap still exists for hunting camps and farmers’ fields and they are hoping to close that gap.
Farm 911, The Emily Project will appear as a budget item next month.