Temporary Relocation of Crews at New Sudbury Fire and Paramedic Station
Oct 2, 2023
Beginning Tuesday, October 3, 2023, Fire and Paramedic crews from the New Sudbury station on Leon Street will provide emergency response services from a temporary location to accommodate renovations to washroom, changeroom and shower facilities.
Phase 1 of construction is expected to last two to four weeks. As there will be no access to washrooms or water during this time, crews will not have access to the building and will be temporarily relocated as follows:
- Fire crews will continue to provide service to their regular emergency response area from Fire Station 2 in Minnow Lake (144 Second Ave.). This is the closest facility to New Sudbury that can house the extra staff, with trucks and equipment. This temporary location may increase response time by two to five minutes, depending on location.
- Paramedic Services will be temporarily relocated to 1617 Havenbrook Dr. To be respectful of the surrounding residential neighbourhood, Paramedics will make every effort to reduce vehicle idling, except when necessary to sustain equipment and supplies that are sensitive to heat and cold conditions. When responding to service calls, they will minimize the use of warning systems (flashing lights and sirens) when leaving the station.
Crews will return to the Leon Street station once the first phase of construction is complete. Phase 2 of construction is expected to take an additional six weeks, but will focus on portions of the building that do not impact staff or service delivery. Further updates will be provided when Phase 1 is complete and crews have returned to the station.