Fire Station #2 Relocation

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The City of Peterborough is currently evaluating potential site options for the relocation of Fire Station 2.

Analysis of each potential site was carried out with a specific focus on emergency response times, legislation and industry standards specific to Fire Services.

Evaluation criteria included information such as analytical GIS modelling for response times, historic data on response times, the area road network, geographical features nearby that may affect response times such as waterways, rail lines and nearby land uses.

Following an extensive study of emergency response times and evaluation of several sites, two potential locations have been selected for final consideration.

  • Sunset - 916 Chemong Road
  • Northcrest - 100 Marina Blvd

How can you participate?

We want to hear from Peterborough residents to understand what they like and don't like about each location that is being considered. Public input will be considered as staff evaluate the potential locations with a focus on emergency response times legislation and fire service industry standards.

Get informed: Watch the video, read the 'Did you know' section below and check out the documents in the righthand column of this page.

Share your thoughts: Click on the survey button below to provide your feedback. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.



About Peterborough Fire Services

Peterborough Fire Services provides emergency and support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We serve a residential population of about 78,000 people and a day population of 90,000, 38 schools, Trent University, Fleming College, 52 churches, 17 nursing homes, 150 industrial properties and 900 commercial businesses.

The City of Peterborough is currently evaluating potential site options for the relocation of Fire Station 2.

Analysis of each potential site was carried out with a specific focus on emergency response times, legislation and industry standards specific to Fire Services.

Evaluation criteria included information such as analytical GIS modelling for response times, historic data on response times, the area road network, geographical features nearby that may affect response times such as waterways, rail lines and nearby land uses.

Following an extensive study of emergency response times and evaluation of several sites, two potential locations have been selected for final consideration.

  • Sunset - 916 Chemong Road
  • Northcrest - 100 Marina Blvd

How can you participate?

We want to hear from Peterborough residents to understand what they like and don't like about each location that is being considered. Public input will be considered as staff evaluate the potential locations with a focus on emergency response times legislation and fire service industry standards.

Get informed: Watch the video, read the 'Did you know' section below and check out the documents in the righthand column of this page.

Share your thoughts: Click on the survey button below to provide your feedback. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.



About Peterborough Fire Services

Peterborough Fire Services provides emergency and support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We serve a residential population of about 78,000 people and a day population of 90,000, 38 schools, Trent University, Fleming College, 52 churches, 17 nursing homes, 150 industrial properties and 900 commercial businesses.

  • Did you know?

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    Do you know why the City needs to replace Fire Station 2?


    The existing Fire Station 2, built in 1967, is no longer able to meet the current standards for operations. Peterborough Fire Services have been planning for a new Fire Station 2 for many years.


    Do you know why Fire Station 2 needs to relocate to a new site?


    There are two main reasons for the fire station relocation:

    • the existing site is not large enough to accommodate a new building of a size and design that meets the current standards for operations
    • due to the growth of the City in recent years the current location is not in an optimum location for maximizing response times.


    Did you know there are several steps in deciding a new location?


    Step 1 - In this initial step the primary focus of the location search is to consider emergency response times, applicable legislation, industry guidelines and standards. This step in the study was conducted in consideration of the applicable legislation including the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (F.P.P.A.), the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990 (O.H.S.A.), industry guidelines as authored by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (O.F.M.E.M.), industry standards as authored by the National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A.)  


    Step 2– A deeper look at the potential sites that were ranked highest in Step 1 will consider factors beyond emergency response times. This includes a closer look at the characteristics of each site, stakeholder engagement and City inter-departmental review.


    Step 3 – Community Engagement - A Fire Station is an important part of the community, the survey for community input is an important step in the process.


    Step 4 – Once all information is gathered and considered, a final location will be selected.  


    Did you know there are plans for a Fire Station 4?


    Although the City is busy working on the best location for Fire Station 2 work has also done to consider a longer term plan for a future Fire Station 4.GIS modelling was used to study two future options for Fire Station 4, one in the West and one in the East. Ultimately the results of this portion of the study highlighted a future station 4 in the City’s East section would provide a maximized response network. 


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