New Northumberland emergency base begins construction
New Northumberland emergency base begins construction
September 22, 2017
Northumberland News
 
Groundbreaking

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Northumberland County officials, including Alnwick/Haldimand CAO Terry Korotki and fire chief Allen Mann, were joined by Mayor John Logel, County Warden Mark Walas, Chief of Northumberland Paramedics William Detlor and County CAO Jennifer Moore for an official ground-breaking ceremony. - Submitted photo

NORTHUMBERLAND — Construction on a new $3.8 million headquarters for emergency services is now underway on County Road 45.
 
Officials from Northumberland County and the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on Sept. 19 where Mayor John Logel explained the need for a new emergency services facility.
 
“It is exciting when we can celebrate a ground breaking ceremony in Alnwick/ Haldimand, and deliver something of such value to the community,” he said.

“With existing bases for both services in Roseneath coming to the point where they no longer meet operational needs, this shared facility really makes sense, and we are very pleased to be partnering with the county to make this possible.”
 
The new shared facility is expected to create new opportunities for communication and collaboration between first responders while also reducing costs related to cleaning, snow removal, landscaping and other operational requirements.
 
Construction is expected to cost $3.8 million. Each municipality contributed a portion based on the square footage to be occupied by each service.
 
“Shared services continue to be an important focus for county council,” Warden Mark Walas said. “This base will be another expression of this commitment. It is also a wonderful opportunity to enhance partnerships between our first responders, who often work so closely together when supporting our residents facing emergency situations.
 
Through this shared space, they can continue to build upon these connections, and strengthen the vital care and expertise they deliver to our community.”
 
Construction is expected to finish by fall of 2018.