Campground Rules & Emergency Guidelines

Abiding by the rules of the campground helps make camping at Beaches at Pinecone Park enjoyable for everyone.

EMERGENCIES **All day and overnight visitors to be registered with park management via email or text (613-633-8565) prior to arrival in park for emergency purposes**

In the event of an emergency, accident, fire, call 9-1-1. Civic address for Beaches at Pinecone Park is 3356 Round Lake Road and notify park management immediately (613-633-8565 is main contact; 613-732-0784 is secondary contact). If management is not available to open gate for emergency services’ arrival, camper to open gate for emergency services to enter (if camper calling 9-1-1 is unable to open gate then should seek assistance from closest camper available). Emergency phone numbers are posted on the information board as well as on the seasonal camper list. It is suggested that each camper have a first aid kit on hand.

TORNADO OR SEVERE WEATHER WATCH: In the event of a tornado or severe weather watch and campers feel threatened, it would be suggested that you travel home (your safety cannot be guaranteed in park buildings). An alternate place to seek shelter would be the washroom building. If you choose to leave the park property under such weather conditions, be sure you put your seatbelt on as soon as you enter your vehicle and proceed away from the storm (never drive into the direction of a tornado).

EARTHQUAKE: Prior to any earthquake, each guest should preplan and practice steps they will take in the event of an earthquake.

IF YOU ARE INDOORS, take cover under any sturdy piece of furniture; stay away from windows or ceiling objects such as lighting fixtures; do no light matches or candles; do not turn on electrical equipment of any kind; use only battery operated flashlights and radios.

IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS, find an open area and remain there until the earthquake stops; stay away from power poles and electrical lines, tall buildings, bridges, brick or block walls, underpasses and trees; listen to self contained (battery operated) radio for emergency instructions; confine and secure all pets so they will not hamper emergency services; after shocks may occur so be prepared.

FIRE: There are steps you can take to minimize the dangers associated with fires and
improve your chances of survival should a fire erupt in or around your RV, campsite or

Fire Prevention and Safety Tips:
*Be sure you have properly operating smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. If one or more of your smoke detectors are battery operated, replace the batteries annually or more often if necessary. An easy to remember schedule is to change your batteries to coincide with daylight savings time.
*Make sure everyone knows how to use the emergency exits in your RV. Practice using them with the whole family. *Be sure your heating and electrical systems are properly maintained and in good working order. Carefully follow the instructions on all appliances and heating units, taking special care not to overload your electrical system. *Avoid using extension cords inside your RV unit. *Keep matches, lighters, and candles away from small children. Children tend to be curious about fire and tend to hide when frightened. *Make an itemized list of your personal property, including furniture, clothing, appliances and other valuables. If available, make a video tape of your possessions. Keep the list and/or tape up-to-date and store them along with the other important documents.

In Case of Fire in your RV:
* Immediately assess the problem to assist you in exiting away from the fire source
* Know how to use a fire extinguisher
*Get everyone out of the RV immediately
*Without risk to any person, get pets out of the RV.
*Call 9-1-1, then call park management (main number 613-633-8565; alternate number 613-732-0784) using a cell phone

  1. Give: your name, telephone number you are calling from, park address (3356 Round Lake Road), location where the fire is and any helpful directions.
  2. Describe the type/nature of the fire (gas, wood, chemical, electrical).
  3. State that the fire is in an RV at Beaches at Pinecone Park and report any known injuries. Stay on the line and allow the person you contacted to end the call.
  4. If and only if safe, turn off the propane and disconnect the electricity.
  5. Tell all residents or guests near the fire source to stand ready with water hoses to wet
    down their structures or adjacent building(s) in case of traveling sparks. *Remember to only do so if safe — Never put yourself in harm’s way.
  6. Make sure all guests have left the affected structure and immediately let the fire
    department personnel know if any disabled person(s) or anyone not accounted for and
    may still be in the structure.
  7. Never go back into a burning structure.
  8. If smoky conditions are present, remember that smoke rises and stay as close to the
    floor as possible. Before exiting a door, feel the bottom of the door with the palm of your
    hand. If it is hot, find another way out. Never open a door that is hot to the touch.
  9. Should your clothing catch fire: first drop…then roll. Never run. If a rug or blanket is
    handy, roll yourself up in it until the fire is out.

Checklist of Emergency Procedures

If a disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Knowing what to do in an emergency is your best protection and your responsibility. Learn how to protect yourself and your family by planning ahead:

Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disasters. Explain the
dangers of fire, severe weather and earthquakes to children, elderly individuals, and
persons needing special assistance. Plan to share responsibilities and work together as a
team. The following may be used in creating your own emergency plan:
 Discuss what to do in an evacuation.
 Pick an alternative location to meet, in the event a family member cannot return to
the campsite.
 Pick one out-of-Renfrew County and one local friend or relative for family members to call if separated by disaster
 Instruct family members to turn on a battery powered radio for emergency
 Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1 and a long distance contact person.
 Keep family records in a water and fire-proof container.
 If your RV can not be evacuated, make sure to turn the propane tanks off. Disconnect the RV from power, water and cable/electric. If you are staying in a Recreation Park Trailer, locate the main electric fuse box, water service main, and propane shut off valve. Learn how and when to turn these utilities off.
 Take a basic first aid and CPR class.
 Prepare a disaster supply kit

If Disaster Strikes

*Remain calm and patient. Put your plan into action.
*Check for injuries; give first aid and get help for seriously injured.
*Listen to your battery powered radio for news and instructions.
*Evacuate if advised to do so. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.
*Check for damage to your RV – use a flashlight only. Do not light matches or turn on electrical switches, if you suspect damage.
*Check for fires, fire hazards and other household hazards.
*If you are remaining in your RV, sniff for gas leaks, starting at the hot water heater. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the propane tanks, open windows, and get everyone outside quickly.
*Shut off any other damaged utilities.
*Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, and any other flammable liquids immediately.

Remember To:

*Confine or secure your pets.
*Call your family contact – do not use the telephone again unless it is a life threatening emergency.
*Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or disabled persons.
*Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is shut off.
*Stay away from downed power lines.

Disclaimer:  This property is privately owned.  The camper accepts the camping privileges with the understanding that he/she does hereby release the Campground, its officers and employees of all liability for loss or damage to property and injury to his/her person arising out of his/her use of its camping facilities, and agrees to indemnify the Campground, its officers and employees, against claims resulting from loss or damage to property or injury to the person of any member of the family or guest of the registered camper arising out of the use of its facilities.  Management has compiled these rules and emergency guidelines for everyone to remain safe and to try and make your time here pleasant.  We may at any time implement additional rules and regulations.  We also reserve the right to select our clientele and their guests.  By making payment the camper agrees to abide by the Terms and Conditions and Rules of Beaches at Pinecone Park.