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Area ServedEdit

Greater Sudbury is the largest city in northern Ontario. Formed through amalgamation in 2001, it is home to 160,000 people spread over an area of 3200 square kilometres. The terrain consists of rocky outcrops, mixed forest and some 300 lakes of various size. The population is spread over an urban core (which itself is separated into distinct neighbourhoods over a large area) and several smaller communities.

Historically, the economy was dependent on mining and this sector is still extremely important to the city. Vale (formerly INCO) and Glencore Xstrata (formerly Falconbridge Nickel Mines) operate mines, mills, smelters and other facilities throughout the city, predominantly in the Copper Cliff, Falconbridge, Levack and Skead areas. Other mining companies are also present and the mining service sector is also a major economic driver.

The city is also the major education, retail, health and government service centre for Northeastern Ontario. It's home to a university, two colleges and several government offices. It is also located at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 69/400 to southern Ontario, and is an important rail junction point. Canadian Pacific operates a major yard in downtown Sudbury.

Department ProfileEdit

Part of the city's Department of Emergency Services, which includes both fire and EMS, the city employs 107 career staff and 350 volunteer firefighters. Stations 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the urban core are completely full-time and Station 16 in Val Thèrese is a composite hall. All of the other stations are part-time.

HistoryEdit

The City of Greater Sudbury was formed on January 1st, 2001 through an amalgamation of seven municipalities and surrounding unorganized areas. Eight fire services were merged to form the new fire department:

Areas of Wanup formerly covered by the Estaire-Wanup Volunteer Fire Brigade were also included.

Fire StationsEdit

Station Address In Service Notes
Station 1 193 Van Horne Street 2001 (amalgamation)-present Built 1975. Former Sudbury Station 1.
Station 2 144 Second Avenue South 2001 (amalgamation)-present Built 1983. Former Sudbury Station 2. Located in Minnow Lake area.
Station 3 1190 Leon Avenue 2001 (amalgamation)-present Built 1974. Former Sudbury Station 5. Located in New Sudbury.
Station 4 2069 Long Lake Road 2001 (amalgamation)-present Built 1977. Former Sudbury Station 4. Located at Four Corners.
Station 10 Ste. Agnes Street, Azilda 2001 (amalgamation)-2007 Former Rayside Township fire station, former Rayside-Balfour Station 2. Greater Sudbury Fire Station 10 from 2001 to 2007. Converted to public library and museum in 2009.
Station 10 239 Montée Principale, Azilda 2007 (amalgamation)-present Station 10 is part of the Trillium Centre complex. Originally built as Rayside High School, the building was transferred to the Sudbury District Catholic School Board and closed ca. 1993. It was renamed the Trillium Centre in the late 1990s and used for a variety of purposes. Today, it serves as the headquarters, training centre and mechanical services for Greater Sudbury Emergency Services (Fire & EMS) and houses the Collision Reporting Centre and property division for the Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Station 19 59 Young Street, Capreol 2001 (amalgamation)-2010 Former Town of Capreol Fire Station. All fire services in Capreol were consolidated in the former public works depot on Railway Avenue, which was already used to store one truck and an antique due to a lack of room at the Young Streer location. The building was sold to the Capreol Railroad Museum.
Fire Station 25 566 Red Deer Lake Road North, Wahnapithae 2001 (amalgamation)-2015 Former Red Deer Lake Fire Protection Team station. Closed due to structural issues with the building.

Apparatus RosterEdit

All pump/tank measurements are in Imperial gallons.

Fire Station 1 - 193 Van Horne Street (@ Shaughnessy Street), SudburyEdit

Built 1975

Engine 1 (F094) - 2016 E-One Typhoon (SO#140511, 140063 or 140064)
Ladder 1 (F026) - 2005 American LaFrance Eagle 134/LTI (1500/800/25F/75' mid-mount) (SN#0407377)
Support 1 (F108) - 2007 Freightliner M2 / American LaFrance walk-around rescue

Fire Station 2 - 144 Second Avenue South, SudburyEdit

Built 1983

Engine 2 (F040) - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT (1500/850/?F)

Fire Station 3 - 1190 Leon Avenue (@ Lasalle Boulevard), SudburyEdit

Built 1974

Engine 3 (F041) - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT (1500/850/?F)
Brush 3 - 2000 Ford F550 / Superior (100/200) (SN#SE 2349)
Reserve 1 (F039) - 2008 Pierce Arrow XT pumper (1250/625) (SN#20627)

Fire Station 4 - 2069 Long Lake Road (@ Paris Street), SudburyEdit

Built 1977

Engine 4 (F093) - 2016 E-One Typhoon (SO#140511, 140063 or 140064)
Tanker 4 (F029) - 1995 Freightliner FL106 / NOVAQuintech (425/2000) (SN#NQT60D50C2650624)
Ladder 1 (F019) - 2004 American LaFrance Eagle 134/LTI (1750/250/93' tower) (SN#0301320)

Fire Station 5 - 7A Serpentine Street, Copper CliffEdit

Built 1973

Pumper 5 (F037) - 1998 Spartan Gladiator / Almonte (1250/600) (SN#13069)
Support 5 (F075) - Ford E-series

Fire Station 6 - 25 Black Lake Road, LivelyEdit

Built 1969

Aerial 6 - 2005 American LaFrance Eagle 134/LTI (1500/800/25F/75' mid-mount)
Tanker 6 (F122) - 1999 GMC C8500 / Almonte (450/1500/20F)

Fire Station 7 - 229 9th Avenue, LivelyEdit

Built 1950

Pumper 7 (F127) - 1995 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (1050/1000) (SN#SE 1456)
Brush 7 - 2005 GMC C5500 / Seagrave (port./300/10F)

Fire Station 8 - 4895 Municipal Road 55, WhitefishEdit

Built 1967

Pumper 8 (F065) - 2003 Freightliner FL106 / Superior (1050/800) (SN#SE 3009)
Tanker 8 - 2004 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (port./1500) (SN#SE 3350)
Brush 8 - 2013 Ford F550 / CET (port./340)

Fire Station 9 - 7535 Highway 17, Beaver LakeEdit

Built 1977

Support 9 - 2006 Ford E350 / Demers

Fire Station 10 (Headquarters / Fleet Services) - 239 Montée Principale, AzildaEdit

Pumper 10 (F077) - 2012 Freightliner M2 / Fort Garry (1050/1000/25F) (SN#M393)
Support 10 (F154) - 1996 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (#SE 1697)

Fire Station 11 - 3400 Highway 144, ChelmsfordEdit

Tanker 11 (F104) - 2004 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (port./1500) (SN#SE 3348)
Brush 11 (F110) - 2000 Ford F550 / Dependable (port./200)

Fire Station 12 - 65 Highway 144, DowlingEdit

Built 1970

Pumper 12 - 2003 Freightliner FL106 / Superior (1050/800) (SN#SE 3010)
Brush 12 - 2013 Ford F550 / CET (port./340)
Tanker 12 - 2004 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (port./1500) (SN#SE 3349)
Rescue 12 - 1990 Ford E350 / Unicell

Fire Station 13 - 2214 Vermillion Lake Road, Vermillion LakeEdit

Built 1991

Pumper 13 - 1999 GMC C8500 / Maxi Métal (1050/800) (SN#17022)

Fire Station 14 - 50 Nickel Street, LevackEdit

Built 1975

Pumper 14 - 2007 International 4400 / E-One (1050/840)
Brush 14 - 2013 Ford F550 / CET (port./340)

Fire Station 15 - 3064 Leduc Street, Val CaronEdit

Tanker 15 (F129) - 1991 Ford F800 / Superior tanker (420/1200) (SN#SE 1235)
Reserve 3 (F101) - 1993 Spartan Metro Star / Fort Garry pumper (1050/800) (SN#M5132)

Fire Station 16 - 4200 Municipal Road 80, Val ThereseEdit

Built 1993

Engine 16 (F055) - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT
Brush 16 - 1997 Ford F350 pickup (port./160)
Support 16 (F042) - Ford E

Fire Station 17 - 4680 Lafontaine Street, HanmerEdit

Built 1958

Pumper 17 (F156) - 1998 International 4900 / Superior (1050/900/30F) (SN#SE 1889)
Tanker 17 - 2008 Sterling Acterra / Fort Garry (-/1500) (SN#M036)

Fire Station 18 - 65 Railway Avenue, CapreolEdit

Building renovated and opened as a Fire Station in October 2010

Engine 18 (F153) - 1995 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (1050/500) (#SE 1457)
Brush 18 (F053) - 2008 GMC C5500 / CET
Rescue 18 (F050) - 1994 Grumman Olsen / Almonte step van
Reserve 6 - 1986 Ford C8000 / Thibault pumper (1050/500) (SN#T86-148)
Parade - 1929 Gotfredson-Bickle pumper (Owned by the Capreol Firefighters' Club)
(F090) - 2016 International 4300 / Metalfab pumper (1050/500/?F)
1988 Freightliner FLL6342S / Anderson/2005 C-Max pumper/tanker (1500/3000) (SN#CS-7000-129) (chassis/pump from 23 metre Bronto)

Fire Station 20 - 206 Church Street, GarsonEdit

Built 1955/1974

Engine 20 (F060) - 1997 Freightliner FL80 / Fort Garry (1050/1000)
Rescue 20 (F105) - 1995 Ford F-Super Duty / Unicell/FD built
Brush 20 (F061) - 1995 Ford F150 (port./200)

Fire Station 21 - 21 Edison Road, FalconbridgeEdit

Built 1977

Aerial 21 (F121) - 1988 Ford C8000 / Superior (1050/500/50' telesqurt) (SN#SE 882)
Tanker 21 (F047) - 2008 Kenworth / Pierce

Fire Station 22 - 20 MacLennan Drive, SkeadEdit

Built 1980

Pumper 22 (F078) - 2012 Freightliner M2 / Fort Garry (1050/1000/25F) (SN#M394)
Brush 22 - 2005 GMC C5500 / Seagrave (port./300/10F)

Fire Station 23 - 7 Second Avenue, ConistonEdit

Built 1971

Pumper 23 (F066) - 1999 International / Fort Garry (1050/1000)
Brush 23 - 2005 GMC C5500 / Seagrave (port./300/10F)

Fire Station 24 - 162 Hill Street, WahnapitaeEdit

Built 1976

Engine 24 (F063) - 2003 Freightliner FL106 / Superior (1050/800) (SN#SE 3011)
Tanker 24 (F102) - 2003 Freightliner FL106 / Superior (SN#SE 3008)

Assignment UnknownEdit

2016 E-One Typhoon pumper (SO#140511, 140063 or 140064)
2016 International 4300 / Metalfab pumper (1050/500/?F)
2016 International 4300 / Metalfab pumper (1050/500/?F)
(F059) - 2010 Spartan Gladiator / Fort Garry pumper (1250/600)
(F056) - 2009 Pierce Arrow XT pumper (1250/640/25F) (SN#20351)
2009 Sutphen Shield pumper (1250/800/20F) (SN#HS4673)
(F024) - 2005 American LaFrance Eagle 134/LTI quint (1500/800/25F/75' mid-mount)
1998 Spartan Gladiator / Almonte pumper (1250/600) (SN#12253)
1997 Spartan Gladiator / Almonte pumper (1250/600) (SN#11799)
(F030) - 1996 Freightliner FL106 / Dependable hazmat
(F081) - 1994 Ford F / Wilcox/FD-built brush tender
1990 Ford F700 / 1986 Dependable light rescue
1988 Ford F350 / Del Bodies hazmat
1987 Ford F800 / Hub pumper (840/800)
Ford E-series van

Retired ApparatusEdit

(F125) - 1992 GMC P3500 / Grumman-Olsen step van rescue
(F123) - 1992 GMC P3500 / Grumman-Olsen step van rescue
1990 Pierce Arrow / Superior quint (1500/200/105' rear-mount) (SN#SE 1096)
1989 Pierce Dash / Superior pumper (1250/500) (#SE 963)
1988 Pierce Dash / Superior pumper (1050/500) (SN#SE 917)
1988 Pierce Dash / Superior pumper (1050/500) (#SE 905)
1987 Ford C8000 / Superior pumper (1050/500) (SN#SE 819)
1986 Ford C / Superior pumper (1050/500) (SN#SE 768) (Donated to Xstrata Strathcona Mill in Levack)
1986 Chevrolet K20 brush unit (port./200)
1985 Ford F800 tanker (port./2000)
1984 Ford C800 / Thibault pumper (840/500/55' boom) (SN#T-84-134)
1983 Ford C8000 / King pumper (1050/500)
1983 Dodge Power Ram 350 / Pierreville mini-pumper (300/250)
1982 Ford LS9000 / Pierreville pumper (1050/500)
1982 Ford E-series rescue van
1982 Ford F brush tender (port./200)
1981 International S1654 / Superior pumper
1981 Ford L800 / King tanker (PTO/1500) (SN#810018)
1980 GMC K3500 Sierra / King mini-pumper (250/200) (SN#800074)
1978 Ford L900 / FD-built tanker (-/1500)
1978 Ford E cube van rescue
1976 Ford C / King pumper (1050/500) (SN#75069)
1976 Ford C910 / King aerial (-/-/100' midship)
1976 Ford C900 / Thibault quint (1050/75' midship)
1976 Ford F750 tanker (port./1500)
1975 Ford C900 / King pumper (840/500)
1974 Ford C900 / King pumper (840/600/50' Telesqurt)
1974 GMC T6500 / Thibault pumper (625/1000)
1973 Ford C900 / Thibault pumper (840/500)
1972 Ford E300 van brush tender/utility
1971 Ford C900 / King pumper (840/500)
1970 Ford C / King pumper (1050/?) (ex-International Nickel Company)
1969 GMC / King/Superior tanker (-/1200) (ex-Kingston Township Fire Department (Ontario))

Future plansEdit

In March 2014, consultants submitted a fire services review to the city's Chief of Emergency Services. There were several recommendations, including the closure of six stations. Stations proposed for closure are Copper Cliff (5), Lively (7), Vermillion Lake (13), Hanmer (17), Falconbridge (21) and Wahnapithae (24). Lively and Wahnapithae would be merged with Waters (6) and Red Deer Lake (25) respectively. The report also suggests moving Station 3 to a new location further west in the Lasalle / Notre Dame area. A summary is available on the city's website.

After the report was issued, Station 25 was closed in 2015 due to structural issues with the building. Red Deer Lake is now covered by Wahnapithae.

External linksEdit

Station mapEdit

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