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Greater Sudbury

Fire and Paramedic Services Optimization

Fire Services in Greater Sudbury

The City of Greater Sudbury is an amalgamation of former municipalities and neighbouring unorganized townships.  When all of these communities combined, Fire Services inherited seven separate fire service delivery models which provided various levels of fire suppression, emergency rescue and medical assistance response to the community.

Optimizing resources

Increased budgetary pressure has resulted in the need to respond to an overlap of service delivery, the rising costs of operations, and a gap in capital funding to replace aging equipment, vehicles and buildings. Staff has been directed to prepare a report on the optimization of fire and paramedic services, stations and service levels.  This report is expected to be delivered to Council in March 2017.

Optimization Report Timeline


  • Emergency Services completed a Strategic and Tactical Plan to set a course for the delivery of fire, paramedic and emergency management services to the community.  These plans identify the need to optimize resources.


February 2016

  • Council amended the motion to include paramedic services and directed staff to prepare a report on the optimization of fire and paramedic services, stations and service levels.

March to November 2016

  • Staff developed an evidence-based process to identify and assess various optimization options based on service, risk and cost criteria.

  • Staff consult with stakeholder groups to develop a comprehensive understanding of the current state of fire and paramedic service delivery.

  • Fire Underwriters Survey conducted an up-to-date assessment of the current fire protection services as they relate to fire risk in the community and presented their findings to the Finance and Administration Committee.

Winter 2017

  • Community Information Sessions.

March 2017

  • Final report to Council.