Brampton is getting a brand new fire station. With completion expected by 2022, Fire Station 203 will not be the only new thing: the Williams Parkway Fire Campus will be a centralized location home to Brampton’s Fire Headquarters.
Last week Mayor Patrick Brown and the rest of council hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for the Williams Parkway Fire Campus.
The Fire Campus will have Fire Station 203, Prevention Division, Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Measures Office, and indoor and outdoor fire training facilities. This 70,000-square-foot facility will help Brampton Fire and Emergency Services to manage, train, educate, conduct research and develop new initiatives in the areas of fire prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
There will be a live fire training building to facilitate year-round knowledge building for both new recruits and existing firefighters. There will also be a memorial and reflection space to remember and honour brave and fallen Brampton firefighters.
“Our new Williams Parkway Fire campus will allow us to continue to improve the future of firefighting through its facilities,” said Fire Chief, Bill Boyes. “[It also provides] us with a memorial space to honour Brampton firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives while protecting our residents,” he added.
The campus is also targeting building certifications of LEED Silver and Fitwel.