Dillon was retained to develop a comprehensive risk assessment for Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, following the guidelines of National Fire Protection Association 1730 and 1300 standards.
Phase 1 of the study included a risk identification report assessing the associated risks within the community’s demographic, economic, fire response, fire loss, building stock, hazard and geographic profiles. Phase 2 aimed to prepare the department to deliver programs and services that address the community risks through mitigation and prevention within a community risk reduction plan.
The scope of this project involved developing an Infrastructure Renewal Strategy (IRS) which intended to inform the fire station infrastructure needs of the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) for the next 30 year planning horizon. The IRS utilized the findings of the Risk Identification Report to inform an in-depth analysis of the existing fire station locations and fire suppression deployment model of the MFES. Using GIS modelling, existing response capabilities of the MFES were assessed in comparison to current industry standards and fire suppression performance benchmarks. This component of the project resulted in proposed minimum apparatus staffing and apparatus deployment models.