Land Purchased for New Fire Station in Southeast Regina
After consultation with key stakeholders and area residents, the City has purchased a vacant two-acre lot at the corner of Chuka Boulevard and Primrose Green Drive for the future location of Fire Station No. 8. Regina Fire & Protective Services (RFPS) identified this location in the Arcola East neighbourhood for its quick access within the area as well as to Victoria Avenue East.
“One of our focuses with Fire Station No. 8 is to bring value to the neighbourhood we will be situated in, as we do in all areas of Regina,” said Fire Chief Layne Jackson. “In addition to providing emergency response, a fire station is a community hub in a lot of ways. Through fire station tours and other events that welcome citizens into the station, fire safety programming and community partnerships that strengthen our services, we work to benefit the community around the station and throughout Regina.”
- 2022 - Community consultation and land purchase – Complete
- 2023 to 2024 - Planning, development and resourcing
- 2025 - Construction
- 2026 - Fire Station No. 8 Opening
Community safety and wellbeing is one of the City’s top priorities. Until the new Fire Station No. 8 is operational, RFPS will continue to mitigate risk in the community through multiple programs such as traffic signal pre-emption, which allows a fire truck to change traffic lights in a way that clears traffic in their path to allow quicker response.
In November 2021, City Council unanimously supported the Fire Master Plan which identifies the need for Fire Station No. 8 in 1-5 years and plans for additional stations that will match community growth over time.
The last fire station built in Regina was Fire Station No. 4 on Dewdney Avenue in 2010, which replaced an aging station that was decommissioned with the opening of the new one. RFPS has not added an additional fire station since 2001.