Estuary Islands National Wildlife Area Management Plan: chapter 7

7. Health and safety

All reasonable efforts will be made to protect the health and safety of the public including adequately informing visitors of any known or anticipated hazards or risks. Environment Canada staff will also take all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect their own health and safety as well as that of their co-workers. However, visitors (including researchers and contractors) must make all reasonable efforts to inform themselves of risks and hazards, and must be prepared and self-sufficient. Natural areas contain some inherent dangers and visitors must take proper precautions, recognizing that permanent Environment Canada staff neither regularly patrol nor offer visitor safety services in this National Wildlife Area.

In the case of environmental emergencies, please contact the National Environmental
Emergencies Centre at the following telephone numbers:

514-283-2333 ou 1-866-283-2333

Incidents or emergency situations can be reported to:

  • Environment Canada: 1-800-668-6767 ou
  • Marine salvage (Canadian Coast Guard): 1-800-463-4393/cellular: *16
  • Sûreté du Québec (police): 310-4141/cellular: *4141
  • Sécurité civile (civil security): 1-866-776-8345/cellular: 911
  • SOS-Braconnage : 1-800-463-2191
  • Environmental emergencies : Environment Canada: 1-866-283-2333 or Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques: 1-866-694-5454
  • Forest fire (Société de protection des forêts contre le feu [SOPFEU]): 1-800-463-FEUX (3389)
  • Local authorities (police or fire department): 911
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