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Station 17

To continue Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ (EFRS') commitment to protect life, property and the environment, Castle Downs Fire Station 17 is undergoing renovations. Resources and apparatus are temporarily redeployed to nearby Hagmann Fire Station 8 and Lake District Fire Station 25.

The location of Station 17 will remain the same and when completed, Station 17 will serve the Castle Downs community for another 40 years. The Castle Downs Fire Station, built in 1978, is one of the oldest fire stations in the City of Edmonton. Much of the building’s 39-year-old infrastructure is reaching the end of its life cycle and needs to be renovated. Renovations began in July 2017 and are anticipated to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.

EFRS is confident in its ability to continue to provide internationally recognized front-line fire rescue services, fire prevention programs and public education to the Castle Downs community. It is not anticipated this temporary redeployment of resources will cause any measurable change in Fire Rescue Services full first-alarm response time.

Will Fire Rescue Services response time change in our area during the revitalization?

EFRS does not anticipate this temporary redeployment of resources will cause any measurable change in full first-alarm response time benchmarks.

Where will the Castle Downs Station fire units be housed and deployed from during the revitalization?

During the revitalization, EFRS will redeploy resources from the Castle Downs Fire Station 17 to nearby Hagmann Station 8 and Lake District Station 25. After much research, this temporary redeployment option was deemed the best possible solution. Crews will also be driving routes within the Castle Downs community for district familiarization.

What other options were considered to keep Station 17’s fire units in the area?

The City of Edmonton and EFRS explored various options to temporary redeploy Castle Downs Station operations within the Castle Downs area. Considerations we have reviewed include repurposing existing corporate assets or securing a suitable commercial space. However, these options did not meet our operational needs.

Why not build a new fire station?
Building a new fire station would require significantly more time and money. The Station 17 revitalization is a much more efficient solution.
What renovations are being done to Station 17?
Updates and renovations needed to revitalize the Castle Downs Station include asbestos removal, ramp repairs, and apparatus floor and roof replacement. In addition, a turnout gear room will be designed into the facility in order to address safety practices related to off gassing and contaminated bunker gear.
Will the capacity of the Castle Downs Station increase with the revitalization?
No. The station will maintain its current capacity (two units and six firefighters).
Will the revitalization of Station 17 impact other emergency response services?

No, EFRS has informed our emergency response partners (AHS and EPS)  of the station’s redeployment. The temporary Station 17 redeployment will not have a negative impact on emergency response services.

How will the revitalization affect those living close to the Castle Downs Station?
We anticipate that the revitalization work will have minimal impact on Edmontonians who live in close vicinity to the Castle Downs Station. Construction will take place during business hours, with possible weekend work. The replacement of the ramp will require jack hammering which will last approximately three days. All construction work will be conducted in accordance with building code standards. If you have any issues, please contact 311.
Will the progress of the Castle Downs Station revitalization be communicated to the community?

Yes, we will communicate updates through your Community Leagues, on our website and through social media. We will also host a grand reopening at the Castle Downs Station when the revitalization is complete.

What other agencies have been notified about the redeployment of resources?

EFRS has notified its external emergency response partners, Alberta Health Services and the Edmonton Police Services, of the upcoming renovations.

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