Region of Durham – Paramedic Response Station

Rural response

Healthcare & Wellness

The Region of Durham Paramedic Response Station represents improved emergency services for the Townships of Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge, and surrounding areas. The building is organized into two distinct but integrated functions: administration program areas on one side and a drive-thru apparatus bay for six EMS vehicles on the other. An additional logistics storage area is located along the east façade, with interior and exterior access that can function independently from the vehicle bay. The internal administrative areas support the day-to-day activities for paramedics, and include service spaces that are accessed from the vehicle bay. The facility provides an efficient environment to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community, and a safe and healthy workplace for employees.

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Location
Sunderland, ON
Client
The Regional Municipality of Durham
Completion
2018
Collaborators

QUINN Design Associates Inc.

DIALOG Services

Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Accessibility

Access to the building and circulation within the building comply with barrier-free design guidelines.

Kitchen

The kitchen area provides an area for preparing meals and bar-type seating.

Lounge

The lounge and kitchen function as an open space and provide for an inviting and secure atmosphere.

Change room

The back of house areas include storage rooms, a wash area, mechanical and electrical rooms, and staff washroom / change room facilities.

Apparatus bay

A drive-thru apparatus bay can accommodate up to six EMS vehicles.

Patio

The south and west walls offer views to a landscaped areas and exterior patio, while allowing natural daylight to penetrate well into the building.

Rural vernacular

The brick, architectural block, and metal panel are expressions of the station’s rural setting.

The Team

The construction of this station has allowed Region of Durham Paramedic Services to continue to provide the very best in out of hospital care from a facility designed to enhance the outstanding work of our paramedic team.

Jim Moir, Deputy Chief/Assistant Director, Region of Durham Paramedic Services