The Township of Russell kicked off the construction of a new paramedic services building with a ground-breaking ceremony late Friday morning.

The ceremony marks the start of a $2.2-million dollar project for a new 7,000-square-foot building at 371 New York Central Avenue.  The new building’s design includes four vehicle bays.

As part of the township’s Strategic Plan to build new infrastructure, this new station will help accommodate the
building needs for both the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the Township of Russell. The new
station will assist the UCPR Paramedic Services to grow its fleet and modernize infrastructure to respond to
what has become a six per cent annual increase in calls and demand for services.

The township will be entering into a 20-year lease agreement with the UCPR for the new building. The UCPR
Paramedic Services are expected to begin their occupancy at the new station in the spring of next year.
Bourgon Construction Ltd will undertake the construction of the new station. Colliers Project Leaders, which is also leading the building design, will supervise the project.

The Township of Russell and the UCPR say they are looking forward to seeing the completion of the new paramedic services building in the coming months.

For more information, contact Megan Beehler, Communications Coordinator by email at [email protected] or by phone at 613-443-3066 extension 2342.