Construction begins on Trent Hills Emergency Response Centre

Elected officials and first responders with shovels at Centre location.

Campbellford, ON – April 10, 2019 – Construction on a new Emergency Response Centre in downtown Campbellford is officially underway. Representatives from the Municipality of Trent Hills and Northumberland County today broke ground at the site of the future facility, which will include a shared space for paramedics and firefighters, along with the Trent Hills Council Chambers and the municipal Emergency Operation Centre.

“This groundbreaking marks an exciting milestone in this vital project and highlights the Trent Hills partnership with Northumberland County,” says Trent Hills Mayor and County Councillor Bob Crate. “We are fortunate that the site of this new facility allows our Fire Department to maintain their optimal re­sponse times, and provides a central location for our Emergency Operation Centre and Council Chambers. It’s a great day for Trent Hills and we look for­ward to watching as the construction progresses until ‘move in’ day!”

By partnering on this project, Trent Hills  and Northumberland County expect to realize efficiencies ranging from contracting and construction costs to pro­ject management and building maintenance. Co-location of emergency ser­vices will also strengthen communication and support joint-training initiatives between first responders. Construction is estimated to cost $6.7 million, with each municipality contributing based on the square footage to be occupied.

“It is a pleasure to celebrate the start of construction after many months of planning and collaboration,” states County Warden John Logel. “Combining upper– and lower-tier resources to develop this facility is yet another oppor­tunity to deliver value to the community through shared services. Furthermore, this arrangement will create new opportunities for our emergency personnel—who already work in close coordination in the field—to interact and work to­gether, and strengthen those ties that ultimately lead to more seamless first response for our community.”

Construction of the Trent Hills Emergency Response Centre is anticipated to be completed in mid-2020.

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Northumberland County and Municipality of Trent Hills elected officials together with Chief Administrative Officers and first responders.