Medicine Hat – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of Fire Station #2, featuring an opportunity to see the apparatus bays, three-storey training tower and a modern firefighter’s pole.
The grand opening will be held Monday, February 27. The event will begin with a short program at 3 p.m., including short speeches from dignitaries and a Fire Services-style ribbon cutting. Following the program, the public will be invited to tour the station until 6:30 p.m.
“This fire station is a significant step in improving service delivery to our residents. Strategically located, this site will improve response coverage into South Ridge, Hamptons, Vista, and Saamis Heights communities while maintaining response coverage in areas served from the previous location.”
Now located at 1303 Trans-Canada Way SE, the move allows Fire Services to:
- maximize response coverage for a greater percentage of Medicine Hat residents
- delay the need for construction and operation of a fourth fire station through more effective and efficient use of existing resources
Construction of the $9.5 million fire station began in September 2015. Operations were moved from the Dunmore Road location at the beginning of February. The station houses suppression, prevention, training, and administration branches.
Public parking will not be available on site during the grand opening event. A shuttle bus service will be available from the southeast corner of the Medicine Hat Mall parking lot to Station #2 at no cost. The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes between 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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For further information, please contact:
City of Medicine Hat