Calmar District Fire Station now under construction

Construction kicked off this week for the new $3.5-million fire station to serve the Calmar Fire District for the next 40-plus years.

The Calmar District Fire Station will be a vital asset to citizens in and around the Calmar Fire District today and well into the future. We look forward to the enhancements this will bring to our fire service and our communities.

Mayor John Whaley

The hall, expected to open in the second quarter of 2018, will feature five double-depth bays -- roughly double the size of the current station -- and will be home to firefighters and apparatus responding in the Calmar Fire District and beyond.

The Calmar Fire District is the most centralized district in Leduc County, making it the ideal location to house specialized equipment which respond across the county. This will benefit all residents and businesses throughout Leduc County and the communities it services.

Fire Chief Darrell Fleming, Leduc County Fire Services

The mobile command/communications unit, which acts as a command centre for response, and the incident support unit, which provides supplies and relief to firefighters as they respond to emergencies, will be relocated to the Calmar District Fire Station from the Nisku District Fire Station.

Leduc County will continue to rent the existing fire station from the Town of Calmar until the new fire station is fully operational. Leduc County will also maintain an agreement with Alberta Health Services to ensure an ambulance remains in the community on a part-time basis, responding from the new fire station.

Leduc County began managing and operating fire and disaster services in the Calmar Fire District -- which includes all property east of Range Road 275 and west of Range Road 262, including the Town of Calmar -- on Jan. 1, 2017.

Leduc County also manages and operates the fire service in the Nisku, New Sarepta and Thorsby fire districts and has mutual-aid partnerships in place with the other districts in the county.