Getting a little cozy at the Elmvale Firehall.
Springwater firefighters have been leasing space at the Elmvale Fire Hall, which was fine when there was a single paramedic response unit 12-hours per day. Now, it’s a 24-hour, fully staffed paramedic transport unit and the space no longer meets the operational needs of Paramedic Services.
The County has acquired 191 Queen Street West in Elmvale which will be transformed into a two-bay Paramedic Services station, allowing the County to expand services to the area and address increased call volumes.
In addition, a Long Term Care and Seniors’ Services Adult Day Program Centre will be incorporated into the development. The Adult Day Program Centre will enable the County to expand its current program operating out of leased space at the Manse of St-John’s United Church in Elmvale. The new space will allow for an increase in capacity and reduce the existing waitlists for the program.
“With an aging population and rising paramedic call volumes across the region, we continue to make strategic investments which enable us to expand and enhance our services to meet the needs of our residents and communities,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “This new dual-use facility will serve residents in Springwater, Wasaga Beach, Oro-Medonte, Tiny and Tay for years to come.”
Construction is to begin before the end of the year and be completed by the middle of next year.