Pickering, ON, September 27, 2021 – Today, Pickering Fire Services hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Headquarters – Fire Station #1, located on Zents Drive.
Construction on this facility is currently underway and is expected to be complete by late 2022/early 2023.
Upon full build-out, the 21,000-square-foot facility will have two floors with three tandem truck bays, which will hold a pumper, ladder truck, and the Platoon Chief response vehicle.
The facility will be staffed with Fire Services, prevention, training, and administrative staff, as well as feature meeting facilities on the second floor.
Geographically central to the future growth of Pickering, the new facility will allow crews to provide the best response times and service coverage across the City.
Zents Drive also holds a special place in the hearts of many, as it was named in honour of firefighter Ray Zents, who passed away in 2003 from work-related cancer after dedicating 25 years to Pickering Fire Services.
“Above all, protecting the members of our community remains our top priority,” said Fire Chief John Hagg. “We look forward to occupying our new headquarters in the near future and serving our residents.”
Visit pickering.ca/fire to learn more.
As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.
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