Construction has begun on new centralized Bruce County Paramedic Station in Port Elgin

Construction of the new Bruce County Paramedic Station has begun on McKenzie Drive in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores) adjacent to the Bruce County Library Headquarters and directly across the street from the Saugeen Shores Police Services building after receiving County budget approval.

Rendered drawing of the facility

The approximately $8M three-bay paramedic station is expected to be completed in early summer of 2023.

The facility will feature a paramedic simulator lab for paramedic training, two large meeting rooms that can hold up to 32 people, a large training gym, hoteling work-stations for County staff, and rough-ins for two double-head EV charging stations.

The facility is also fully generator supported, adds additional parking spaces to alleviate parking issues at the Lakeshore Hub, and shifts Paramedic Services administration staff to the new headquarters, allowing for the reallocation of office space at the Walkerton Administration Centre to other departments.

โ€œWith easier access to Highway 21, this new facility enhances our ability to provide emergency care in Saugeen Shores and beyond,โ€ says Paramedic Services Chief Steve Schaus.ย  โ€œHaving the additional training and meeting space will also expand our training capabilities and support our para-medicine services.โ€

โ€œThis new Paramedic Services station in Port Elgin is a key long-term investment in emergency services for our region. We are ensuring that our County Paramedics are fully equipped with the training tools they need to deliver emergency care and serve Bruce County residents,โ€ added Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson.

About Bruce County Paramedic Services
Bruce County Paramedic Services employs a staff of about 100 Full-time and Part-time paramedics that provide pre-hospital care to citizens and visitors of Bruce County. We respond to medical and trauma emergencies with a fleet of 12 ambulances and 3 supervisor units that are stationed in 7 communities across the County but can be deployed anywhere as needed.