New Frontenac Paramedics station will service Kingston, South Frontenac

The ribbon cutting for the new Frontenac Paramedics base in Glenburnie took place on Friday, Jul. 5, 2024. Photo via Frontenac County.

The new Glenburnie Frontenac Paramedics base saw elected officials, Frontenac Paramedics, emergency system partners, Frontenac County staff, and friends gather on Friday, Jul. 5, 2024, to officially open the two-bay station.

“It takes years of planning, cooperation, and commitment among funding partners and organizers to bring a new paramedics base to fruition,” said Frances Smith, Warden of Frontenac County. “This new building is a significant step toward equipping Frontenac Paramedics to serve the residents of Frontenac County and Kingston into the future.”

The opening event included remarks from Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP John Jordan, Kingston and the Islands MPP Ted Hsu, Parliamentary Assistant to MP Mark Gerretsen Molly Brant, City of Kingston Councillor Conny Glenn, Warden Smith, Frontenac County CAO Kevin Farrell, and Frontenac Paramedics Chief Gale Chevalier, according to a release from Frontenac County.

There was an inaugural flag raising, ribbon cutting, and ceremonial Frontenac Paramedics first call followed by tours of the new base and a reception. The base is now fully operational, the County stated.

The new two-bay station is located at 2129 Battersea Road. Photo via Frontenac County.

“Finding the financial resources, the land, and political support from all levels of government to then actually build a paramedics base is no joke,” said Frontenac Paramedics Chief Gale Chevalier.

“As a project, it’s very hard work with many moving parts and constantly shifting priorities. We still have a lot of work to do to properly equip paramedics in Frontenac and across Eastern Ontario for the future.”

Located at 2129 Battersea Rd, the new station allows Frontenac Paramedics to accommodate more ambulances and on-duty paramedics as demand for emergency medical service continues to grow in our region, according to the release. The County said the new station, located five minutes north of the Montreal Street exit at Highway 401, will primarily serve the Rideau Heights and Montreal Street areas of Kingston, the Highway 401 corridor, and rapidly developing areas of the Township of South Frontenac.

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