Thames Centre Fire Dept. - Dorchester Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member chartmaker
N 42° 59.062 W 081° 03.417
17T E 495356 N 4759080
Quick Description: This station is located in Dorchester, Ontario. The station was formerly known as North Dorchester Fire Department.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/5/2015 6:50:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBC2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kurt Franke
Views: 3

Long Description:
This station formerly served the Township of North Dorchester. The Township of North Dorchester and the Township of West Nissouri almalgamated and the area took the new name of the Township of Thames Centre, named after the Thames River which flowed through both of the former townships.
Two stations serve the current township with the other station being in Thorndale and appropriately named as the Thorndale Station.
Another station located in Belmont, Ontario, located at the county border of Elgin County and Middlesex County and the township boundaries of Central Elgin and Thames Centre also serves the southwest corner of Thames Centre.
This is a very well equipped station and at one time temporarily housed an ambulance operated by Middlesex-London EMS until that entity set up a permanent ambulance/EMS station in Nilestown, Ontario, to serve the Dorchester area as well as the southeast area of London, Ontario.
The current fire station works closely with all emergency services in the area and is a well trained volunteer department.
The station as you can see is modern and well maintained with a large parking area for the volunteer firefighters, a spare equipment bay (used to decorate the local Santa Claus parade float leading up to Christmas Eve parade in which the firefighters play a large role. Other facilities include offices, training room, equipment storage, etc. In addition trucks have access on two sides of the building allowing drive thru access.
This station operates as part of a tiered response system for medical emergencies.
Paid or Volunteer: Volunteer

EMS Involvement: yes

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: no

Has Emergency Siren: no

Has Fire Pole: no

Average Alarms Per Year: 45

Number of Firetrucks: 4

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
2066 Dorcheser Road
Dorchester, Ontario Canada
N0L 1G0

Number of Emergency Staff: 25


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