Kitchener to build new fire station, add 20 more firefighters – Kitchener

On Monday evening, Kitchener City Council approved a plan to build a new fire station in the city and hire 20 more firefighters over the next few years.

Staff were instructed to conduct a study to determine the best location in the area for a new fire station.

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The fire station should not open until 2026.

Kitchener says the additional firefighters and station will reduce response times while serving an area where both the population and the number of tall buildings continue to grow significantly.

The Waterloo area has been one of the fastest growing regions in the country in recent years as it grew from 583,500 residents in 2016 to 623,930 in 2020. That number is projected to be 950,000 over the next 30 years under the province’s plan.

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