Fire Station #2 Relocation

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Rendering of Peterborough Fire Services Station 2

Fire Station 2 Relocation Project Update and Public Meeting

The City of Peterborough held a public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to provide a presentation on the design of the new Fire Station 2 facility and answer questions from the public. Residents are invited to join the meeting on the City’s community consultation website Connect Peterborough or by phone.

The site at 100 Marina Blvd., which was previously the location of the Northcrest Arena, was approved in April 2021 by City Council following a detailed site study and public consultation process.

It will be the City’s first building that is designed, built, and certified as a Zero Carbon Building for both performance and design categories.

Construction on the new facility is expected to start in the summer of 2022.

“We’re all very excited to see the Fire Station #2 project moving ahead to support Peterborough Fire Service in serving the growing community in the City’s north end,” remarked Councillor Andrew Beamer, Chair of Fire Services. “Please join the public meeting to get a sneak peek of the facility and to take part in the question-and-answer period.”

How to participate

A public meeting took place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. The slide show and meeting recording are now posted. If you had difficulty accessing the live session please email Sharron Hayton at shayton@peterborough.ca for assistance.

Residents are encouraged to watch the video and review the 'did you know' section below. Background information on the project is available under the project documents section. Hard copies of the project information will also be available for pick up at City Hall, 500 George St. N., during regular business hours.


Do you have questions?

We recommend that residents submit their questions to the project team by posting online using the question feature below. The project team will post answers as soon as possible.


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.

Fire Station 2 Relocation Project Update and Public Meeting

The City of Peterborough held a public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to provide a presentation on the design of the new Fire Station 2 facility and answer questions from the public. Residents are invited to join the meeting on the City’s community consultation website Connect Peterborough or by phone.

The site at 100 Marina Blvd., which was previously the location of the Northcrest Arena, was approved in April 2021 by City Council following a detailed site study and public consultation process.

It will be the City’s first building that is designed, built, and certified as a Zero Carbon Building for both performance and design categories.

Construction on the new facility is expected to start in the summer of 2022.

“We’re all very excited to see the Fire Station #2 project moving ahead to support Peterborough Fire Service in serving the growing community in the City’s north end,” remarked Councillor Andrew Beamer, Chair of Fire Services. “Please join the public meeting to get a sneak peek of the facility and to take part in the question-and-answer period.”

How to participate

A public meeting took place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. The slide show and meeting recording are now posted. If you had difficulty accessing the live session please email Sharron Hayton at shayton@peterborough.ca for assistance.

Residents are encouraged to watch the video and review the 'did you know' section below. Background information on the project is available under the project documents section. Hard copies of the project information will also be available for pick up at City Hall, 500 George St. N., during regular business hours.


Do you have questions?

We recommend that residents submit their questions to the project team by posting online using the question feature below. The project team will post answers as soon as possible.


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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