Fire Station #8

Consultation has concluded

 

The City of Regina Fire Master Plan identifies the need for a new fire station in southeast Regina. The new Fire Station No. 8 is required in response to the growing population in the area and to better protect residents not only in the southeast, but throughout the entire city.

Potential location

A vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive has been identified as the potential location. The lot provides highly effective routing to all locations in the community and would meet current and projected response needs.

Regina Fire and Protective Services welcomed feedback and answered questions from the community on the proposed location during a come-and-go information night on September 22 at École St. Elizabeth School.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who came out to the event or sent in questions about the potential location through this engagement tool.

You can now view the presentation from the information night.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.

UPDATE: After consultation with key stakeholders and area residents, the City has purchased a vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive for the future location of Fire Station No. 8. Regina Fire & Protective Services (RFPS) identified this location in the Arcola East neighbourhood for its quick access within the area as well as to Victoria Avenue East. 

 

The City of Regina Fire Master Plan identifies the need for a new fire station in southeast Regina. The new Fire Station No. 8 is required in response to the growing population in the area and to better protect residents not only in the southeast, but throughout the entire city.

Potential location

A vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive has been identified as the potential location. The lot provides highly effective routing to all locations in the community and would meet current and projected response needs.

Regina Fire and Protective Services welcomed feedback and answered questions from the community on the proposed location during a come-and-go information night on September 22 at École St. Elizabeth School.

A special thank you goes out to everyone who came out to the event or sent in questions about the potential location through this engagement tool.

You can now view the presentation from the information night.

We will continue to keep the community informed as the project progresses.

UPDATE: After consultation with key stakeholders and area residents, the City has purchased a vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive for the future location of Fire Station No. 8. Regina Fire & Protective Services (RFPS) identified this location in the Arcola East neighbourhood for its quick access within the area as well as to Victoria Avenue East. 

Consultation has concluded
  • Why are you not considering Chucka and Green Falls Dr. (NW empty lot)? Far enough from most residential and the schools, excellent access to Arcola and south. The proposed location is bad from almost any viewpoint..way to close to the schools, Chucka is narrow at that point, and there is very heavy pedestrian presence even without the schools, none of which are present at my proposed intersection. I hope common sense, unfortunately rare, prevales.

    Dan Wise asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. There are limited sites available that meet the needs of the project, the vacant two-acre lot identified at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive is situated at the edge of the response district for Fire Station #5 and ensures an effective response as the area continues to expand. While the frequency of incidents in this area is lower than other areas of the city, life safety is a high consequence. Response times will continue to increase in these communities as the population and city grows. Fire stations are located near school zones in other districts within the city and the department has not realized negative impacts to date. Firefighters are extensively trained in defensive driving tactics and are required to follow all traffic laws unless it is determined safe to alter normal driving conditions. It is far more likely that a child is struck by a car and requires quick assistance from the nearby station than it is for a child to be struck by a fire truck.

  • Is there any way that an EMS station could be incorporated into this hall? I understand that this is a civic vs provincial budget item, but I think that a firehall with one garage for an ambulance would be a very synergistic model. I also think that a location closer to Arcola, like Green Apple and Chuka would be more beneficial and would avoid the school zone. This would give access to Arcola and the bypass.

    Thomas.froh asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. The department will be exploring potential partnerships when designing the building to ensure it best meets the needs of the community. This means all options will be explored including potential opportunities with our emergency response partners. Additionally, this station will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with at least two paramedics on duty at the station. In 2021 Regina Fire responded to over 2000 medical emergencies and nearly 400 motor vehicle collisions. Regina Fire has over 120 Paramedics working within the department and every truck responding to an emergency scene always has a minimum of two paramedics. RFPS’s Paramedic program is value added to the fire service providing rapid medical assistance to residents across the city.

  • I missed the in-person information night. I am wondering what parties /stakeholders involved and consultated to produce this proposal for the potential location of the firehall? I hope you did involve the two schools, the daycare center and surrounding community members as children's safety are always the top priority. Some people are also sensitive to emergency sirens and emergency operations. I also sense the added traffic pressure might need to be further addressed if this location is ideal, because now there is a four-way stop on the intersection of Chuka and Primrose; additionally, the nearest intersection of two schools can be jamed during school peak hours. If you run emergency services, the road efficiency needs to be considered here. Thank you.

    Nicole asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. The work to develop the plan includes research on best practices from other municipalities, gathering input from key internal and external stakeholders, including community stakeholders with an interest in Fire’s operations. Throughout the process we have consulted many stakeholder groups, including as you mention, both schools. In regard to your comments around noise, the department’s “good neighbour” approach ensures that we make every effort to reduce noise levels whenever possible. We agree that the safety of surrounding community members and children is a top priority, the presence of a fire station in an area often provides a sense of security to the residents as it means quicker access to fire and medical response and a building staffed 24 hours per day, which may act as a deterrent to irresponsible behavior. Firefighters are extensively trained in defensive driving tactics and are required to follow all traffic laws unless it is determined safe to alter normal driving conditions. It is far more likely that a child is struck by a car and requires quick assistance from the nearby station than it is for a child to be struck by a fire truck.

  • Thank you for bringing a fire station to the Greens! After having 3 fire events I’m grateful to have the services close by when seconds/minutes matter on the outcome.

    Trina asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you!

  • I have lived in my home for over 10 years and did not anticipate a loud fire station within a couple blocks of my home. Could this fire station not be further north, say on Buckingham Drive near to new builds that are not currently owned and therefore those citizens that buy them would know full well what they are getting into when buying rather than plopping it in the middle of a completely developed area and subjecting us to noise?

    S asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. Regina Fire & Protective Services has been operating in residential neighborhoods for many years. The department’s “good neighbour” approach ensures that we make every effort to reduce noise levels whenever possible. There are limited sites available that meet the needs of the project, the vacant two-acre lot identified at the corner of Chuka Blvd and Primrose Green Drive is situated at the edge of the response district for Fire Station #5 and ensures an effective response as the community continues to expand and as the population grows.

  • The Greens needs a firehall but not at that location. It's to busy with the school and no parking around, the fire trucks will likely have issues getting in and out and turning even with the boulevards there. I suggest they locate it down on Chuka across the street from the Save On Foods.

    Unknown asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question! One of the reasons we are having the Information Night and gathering feedback through Be Heard is to identify if parking will be an issue, and if so - to what degree. During the design phase, all feedback will be taken into account to try and minimize impacts. All of the station's staff would park on site and not on the road.

  • What area will this fire station be serving? I would be concerned about the main route out of the area going through a school zone. An area further south on Chuka would make more sense, or closer to Woodland Grove.

    Hilary asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question! There are limited sites available that meet the needs of the project, the vacant two-acre lot identified at the corner of Chuka Blvd and Primrose Green Drive is situated at the edge of the response district for Fire Station #5 and ensures an effective response as the area continues to expand.

    While the frequency of incidents in this area is lower than other areas of the city, life safety is a high consequence. Response times will continue to increase in these communities as the population and city grows.

    Fire and Protective Services has performed GIS mapping to examine potential response times and this location provides easy access to main routes which allows the department to meet response goals over a wide jurisdiction both now and with future growth.
  • How will noise from fire engines and sirens be mitigated in this residential area especially in the evening hours? How will risk be mitigated from speeding fire trucks across from two elementary schools especially during hours when schools empty?

    Babcia asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question! Regina Fire has been operating in residential neighbourhoods for many years. The department’s “good neighbour” approach ensures that we make every effort to reduce noise levels whenever possible.

    The department has other stations including Fire Stations #2, #5, and #6 that are located near school zones and have not had any issues. The presence of a fire station in the school area often provides a sense of security to the residents. This means quicker access to fire and medical response and a building staffed 24 hours per day, which may act as a deterrent to irresponsible behavior.  

    Firefighters are extensively trained in defensive driving tactics and are required to follow all traffic laws unless it is determined safe to alter normal driving conditions. It is far more likely that a child is struck by a car and requires quick assistance from the nearby station than it is for a child to be struck by a fire truck.