New Paramedic and Fire Station Arriving on Scene
BRAMPTON, ON. (Aug. 5, 2010) – Peel Regional Paramedic Services and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services are building a new paramedic and fire station located at 6825 Tomken Rd. The 38,000 square foot facility will be shared among both emergency service units.
|New paramedic and fire station at 6825 Tomken Rd. is now under construction.
“Shared locations allow the Cities and Region to cut construction and maintenance costs,” said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. “We will continue to use this approach and work with government partners, where possible, as we develop other stations planned for Brampton and Mississauga.”
The 29,000-square-foot portion of the paramedic reporting station is part of a 10-year plan to build 25 paramedic stations throughout Peel. Stations are being placed in locations that allow paramedics to get to emergencies as quickly as possible. The reporting station at 6825 Tomken Rd. is funded in part by the Government of Ontario’s Investing in Ontario Infrastructure Projects and the Regional Municipality of Peel.
“This new station adds to our capacity to meet the health-care needs of our growing population and contributes to an enhanced and responsive emergency service,” said Paul Palleschi, Regional Councillor and Chair of the Emergency Protective Services Committee (EPSC).
Regional Councillor and member of the EPSC Eve Adams added that the health and safety of both residents and visitors of Peel is a priority. “After years of planning, I was delighted to break ground on the Region and City of Mississauga’s first joint paramedic reporting and fire station in Ward 5,” said Councillor Adams.
The first satellite station will also be built in Ward 5. “These stations will help us continue providing excellent emergency services while managing tax dollars wisely,” added Councillor Adams.
The 8,000 square foot fire station component of the project is a relocation of a leased facility currently on Telford Way. Apart from providing a modern and well-equipped fire station, this location will provide excellent street access to any emergency calls in the surrounding area.
“This opportunity takes advantage of synergies that exist between both emergency service organizations and will ultimately continue to improve service to the community,” said Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Chief John McDougall. “Joint ventures like this one lay the groundwork for future partnerships both with the Region and other levels of government.”
Highlighted features of the 6825 Tomken Rd. building will include:
- A 10,000 square foot paramedic vehicle bay complete with air filtration system and noise reduction equipment. The bay will store up to 20 fully prepared ambulances and provide space for other response vehicles.
- A fire station capable of housing two full fire crews with full backup generator capability, an industrial air compressor for refilling high pressure air bottles and washing facilities for firefighting turnout gear.
- Energy efficient elements that could save $20,000 in annual energy operating costs and eliminate 75 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
“The new stations we’re building will help us keep pace with the emergency needs of our community and also provide a healthier workplace for our paramedics,” said Peter Dundas, Chief of Peel Regional Paramedic Services.
For further information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services or the new stations, visit www.peelems.ca, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-791-7800. For more information about Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, visit www.mississauga.ca/fire.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit our website at www.peelregion.ca.
Please Note: Photo of 6825 Tomken Rd. station construction available by contacting Lisa Calce.