City of Brampton breaks ground on Williams Parkway Fire Campus
December 3, 2019 By FFIC Staff
Dec. 3, 2019, Brampton, Ont. – Today, the mayor, councillors and the City of Brampton hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Williams Parkway Fire Campus.
“We are always striving for excellence in our service delivery to our community. Our new Williams Parkway Fire campus will allow us to continue to improve the future of fire fighting through its facilities, while also providing us a memorial space to remember and honour Brampton firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while protecting our residents,” said Bill Boyes, fire chief for Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, in a press statement.
Expected to open in 2022, the state-of-the-art, centralized facility will be home to Brampton’s fire headquarters, prevention Division, new fire station 203, an emergency operations centre, emergency measures office, and indoor and outdoor fire training facilities. The City is targeting LEED “Silver” and Fitwel building certifications.
The new building features more than 70,000 sq. ft. of space to manage, train, educate, conduct research and develop new initiatives in areas of fire prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. A live fire training building will be available all year round and a second building will allow for new recruits and existing firefighters to train simultaneously.
Additionally, there will be a memorial and reflection space to remember and honour Brampton firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while protecting their community.
“Brampton Fire and Emergency Services provide critical services to our community and this campus will bring many benefits to our staff and our residents. By centralizing operations and streamlining service delivery, our team can continue to make Brampton a Well-Run City and deliver excellence in emergency management and response,” said the city’s mayor, Patrick Brown, in a news release.
Brampton, a rapidly growing city, is home to about 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses.
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