Newly located Fire Station No. 3 now in commission
Firefighters will today begin protecting the southeast end of the City from the newly built Fire Station No. 3, at 2613 Clarence Ave South. The station, relocated from the corner of Taylor Street and York Avenue, is now in commission.
“This was a strategic choice to help strengthen neighbourhood amenities while providing improved service to the community at large,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl.
“We hope Fire Station No. 3 will become part of the neighbourhood and act as a community partner.”
Chief Hackl points out the new station includes community rooms with bookable space for the public meetings. The space can also accommodate opportunities for health and wellness clinics, such as car seat check clinics.
Mayor Charlie Clark explains as the City grows, gaps and overlaps in emergency response service requires re-evaluating station locations.
“As our community continues to grow, the City of Saskatoon has to rise to the challenge and ensure that we are delivering the services that citizens rely on while making sure that the money the City spends has the largest impact possible,” says Mayor Charlie Clark. “This relocation of Fire Station No. 3 is an investment that does just this: it helps us deliver a crucial service in a way that does not compromise on quality while saving us money in the long term.”
By following this approach, a previously identified new station will not be required in the neighbourhood of Stonebridge which results in a savings of $6 million in capital costs and $2 million in annual operating costs.
Residents can watch for an invitation to attend an open house at Fire Station No. 3 during Fire Prevention Week this fall.
The relocation of Fire Station No, 3 supports the Strategic Goal of Quality of Life and the four-year priority to ensure that emergency response times for the Saskatoon Fire Department meet the needs of our citizens.