NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Fittingly timed during Emergency Preparedness Week, City of Niagara Falls Fire Station 7, located at 8530 Lundy’s Lane has officially opened.
The Virtual Grand Opening video can be seen on the City's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANQ-G8HmaGo
The location of Station 7, on the west side of the city, will extend our established high level of fire service with prompt response times to our expanding community in this area, including our new hospital in the near future.
This state-of-the-art fire station has been built to accommodate the future of fire service within our community. The project cost $7.2 million, which includes a fully equipped pumper truck, funded completely through development charges (fees collected from developers to help pay for the cost of infrastructure required to service new development).
The new fully accessible AODA compliant facility was designed by Whiteline Architects and constructed by Bromac Construction. Skillfully project managed by Deputy Chief Jo Zambito and City Building Department staff, Station 7 is now officially operational, after breaking ground in November 2019.
The over 12,000 square foot building features modern design elements, the latest technology and is fully accessible to accommodate a diverse and inclusive department. Station 7 will be staffed with 4 firefighters and 3 Fire Prevention Officers per shift.
The City’s primary Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is also located at the new Station 7. An EOC is essential to providing centralized direction and coordination of emergency response and recovery operations, when responding to a serious emergency.
“Thank you to Mayor Diodati and our Members of Council for their support to construct and properly staff Niagara Falls’ newest fire station. The planning has been ongoing for many years and has now come to fruition,” stated Chief Boutilier.
“It’s a great day for Niagara Falls as we open Fire Station 7. This solidifies our continued commitment to prompt response times, service and safety for our residents now and well in to the future,” said Mayor Jim Diodati.
For more information, contact the Fire Department:
Fire Chief Jim Boutilier
Niagara Falls Fire Department
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-1321 ext. 2201