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In 2012 the MMM Group was contracted to complete a Station Location Study to analyze existing station locations and identify potential opportunities for more efficient use of the station facilities while meeting the objectives identified in the 2007 Master Plan. MMM Group analyzed current response times, examined all existing facilities, interviewed Fire Service Senior Officers, and factored in current and future demographics and projected growth. Ontario Fire Marshal’s response guidelines and NFPA response and staffing guidelines were used to confirm appropriate emergency response times. All volunteer firefighters and officers were invited to provide input during the process.
In September 2013, Port Hope Council approved the two-station model for Fire and Emergency Services including the construction of a new joint Police/Fire facility as recommended in the Fire Station Location Study. In December 2013, land was purchased for the new facility at Fox Road/Pemberton Drive. A Joint Police/Fire Services Facility Working Group was appointed to assist staff in the oversight of the project in December 2013. In February 2014, Council confirmed the engagement of Barry Bryan Associates for Architectural and Engineering Design Services of the new facility and the design phase is now in process.
For complete information on the Fire Station Location Study follow the link to the municipal website.