New Haliburton Fire Management Headquarters
Ontario is investing $12.2 million in firefighting infrastructure by building a new Fire Management Headquarters at the Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport. Once construction of the new facility is complete, firefighters will no longer have to travel between two locations to respond to wildfires.
In Haliburton/Stanhope, the project includes moving the centre out of a residential area and consolidating services at the airport.
Construction will include new equipment storage and warehouse area along with proper facilities for fire staff.
The benefits of the new facility include:
- Providing a barrier-free work environment for firefighters and support staff
- Increased capacity for aircraft at the site during the fire season
The new facility will follow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.
Construction is expected be completed in spring 2016.
Find out more about the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services, MNR's firefighting program.