New fire stations in Pineview and Cumberland begin operations today

February 6, 2018
Announcements and Events

The City of Ottawa opened two new fire stations today to better meet the fire and emergency protection needs in Cumberland and Pineview.

The stations are the result of the City of Ottawa’s fire station location study in 2015. A key recommendation from this study was to close two stations in the east end and replace them with the two new stations opening today.

Station No. 36, at 1935 Cyrville Road replaces the old No. 36 on Industrial Avenue. It was built on a budget of $7.14 million.

Station No. 55, at 2283 Portobello Avenue, replaces the old No. 55 on Blair Road. It was built on a budget of $7 million.

Key Facts

  • Each station is equipped with a pumper truck and 16 personnel.
  • Construction of both buildings began in April 2017.
  • The new facilities were designed by Hobin Architecture Inc. and built by Morley Hoppner Limited.

Quotes

“The fire station consolidation reflects the ability of Ottawa Fire Stations to adapt to changing demographics and growth in Ottawa. These new stations improve the service’s current ability to meet its response standards and create a sustainable deployment model that will meet the needs of our communities for years to come.”

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson


“Fire stations are more than just bricks and mortar. They are integral parts of their communities. As communities grow and evolve, so must the approach Ottawa Fire Services takes to its response times.”

Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee


“Having a new station like this in the heart of the community is a welcome addition to the surrounding neighbourhoods and will surely bring peace of mind to all Cumberland residents.”

Councillor Stephen Blais, Cumberland Ward


“From the new fire station on Cyrville Road,

I know that our Ward will continue to receive exceptional service from this new location on Cyrville Road. Trucks will especially be able to enter the Pineview community more easily and efficiently.”

Councillor Tim Tierney, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward


“Ottawa Fire Services is pleased to have the new Station 36 and Station 55 open today. These stations will ensure our Service provides the appropriate resources to meet the needs of our communities and remains aligned with international best practice.”

Gerry Pingitore, Fire Chief


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