Trent Hills Emergency Services Base

Northumberland County has partnered with the Municipality of Trent Hills to design and construct a new Emergency Services Base. The new building is located at 50 Doxsee Avenue South, on the corner of River Street and Doxsee Avenue in Campbellford. The base will house the Trent Hills Fire Department, municipal administrative offices and Council Chambers, and a detachment of the Northumberland Paramedics.

Concept drawing of Trent Hills Emergency Response Centre

Project milestones

2017 - Retained CSV Architects to complete the conceptual design

August 2018 - Design/Build awarded to Task Force

October 2018-May 2019 - Detailed design of new building

April 2019-Summer 2020 - Construction of new building

Project update

May 2019 – Foundation poured, elevator shafts started, site backfilled and concrete blocks delivered

June 2019 – Steel and concrete block completed. Stairwell and elevator shaft near completion

July 2019 – Second floor poured;  fire garage, steel studding and plumbing below grade started

August 2019 - Pouring of floors and steel studding began, fire hall roof completed, finished grading

September 2019 – Interior masonry completed, exterior masonry partially completed, floors poured

October 2019 – Wallboard installed, plumbing and electrical roughed-in

February 17 - March 20, 2020 – Floor installer onsite & completed most of the tile work and rolled the vinyl flooring

February 25, 2020 - Building completely closed in

Photo of Trent Hills bas closed in - February 2020

March 9-13, 2020 – Elevator to be installed

March 9-13, 2020 – Hydronic heating system to be activated

March 16-20, 2020 – Electricians to complete wiring

April 20-24, 2020 – Garage floor epoxy coating to be complete

 Photo updates

October 15, 2019 - The tower on the southeast corner

The tower on the southeast corner 


September 19, 2019 - Pouring the Fire Bay floors

pouring the fire bay floors


August 4, 2019 - View from the Fire bays, looking south at the office and interior spaces

picture of new Fire bays


July 25, 2019 - View of southeast corner of building at River Street and Doxsee Avenue

picture of Trent Hills base as of July 25, 2019


June 27, 2019 – Steel structure, view of south side of building from River Street

picture of steel structure


May 29, 2019 - Construction of elevator shaft begins.

 photo of construction beginning



Trent Hills and Northumberland County both strive to be leaders in the services we provide and are committed to innovation. As such, we are pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for the new Emergency Response Centre. LEED is a green building certification program.

With this project, we intend to focus on creating a positive and healthy experience for visitors and staff while prioritizing the building's energy efficiency, and reducing and mitigating its environmental impact.

LEED buildings are known to focus on the occupants' experience, conserve energy and drive innovation. In Canada, the LEED certification program is run by the national, not-for-profit organization called the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).