Sault Emergency Response Centre Inaugurated
McGuinty Government Investment Centralizes Important Services
Centralizing land ambulance and firefighting services in the Sault Ste. Marie area will provide better emergency response to local residents.
Now officially open, the new $4.3-million Regional Emergency Response Centre brings ambulance, fire, a central Ambulance Communications Centre, an emergency operations command centre, maintenance and repair of vehicles and training facilities into one central location.
Previously housed in two different locations, the 21 staff who work to protect the residents of Sault Ste. Marie are now based in a modern, state-of-the-art facility, where they can share skills, knowledge and experience.
The construction of the new facility was supported by a $1-million investment from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).
- The new centre occupies a former Ministry of Transportation building purchased by the city.
“Our investments are helping rejuvenate towns and cities across the North. Efficient emergency protection services help northern communities demonstrate they are poised to accommodate new investment and development.”
“With a significant investment from our government Sault Ste. Marie now boasts a comprehensive regional emergency operations facility that will provide the best possible response during times of emergency. I am pleased we are able to support our local emergency service professionals so that they will be better positioned to respond to the needs of the community.”