As you may know, Runnymede Fire Station 424 is slated for closure in January. This Fire Station is a beloved part of our community and it would be a shame to lose it.
Here are a few things to know:
- There has been no analysis done of the impact of the closure on public safety, even though closing the station will mean longer response times.
- The current mayoral administration promised no cuts to service.
- The beautiful 1929 building is a treasured part of our neighbourhood’s heritage.
- The Station is one of the most generous in the city in terms of hosting schools and community groups (nursery schools, Beavers, Cubs, etc)
- It is one of the busiest Stations in terms of responding to cardiac arrest calls.
- It is in close proximity to 7 schools.
- If the Station is closed, the site will be privately developed.
- Send a letter to City Hall, explaining why the Station should remain open. It doesn’t have to be long, but the more letters to the Budget Committee from residents, the better. Send it to the Budget Committe Clerk, Kelly McCarthy, and she will distribute
- Sign Councillor Doucette’s petition
- Speak at the Budget Committee meeting on January 8th.
- Become a member of the Facebook Group and keep checking for updates. And share it!
- Attend the RALLY TO HELP SAVE OUR FIRE STATION on Thursday December 13th at 7pm!