Fire and Emergency Services

The Reality

The safety of all Markham residents is a critical consideration for all levels of government.

The Challenge

The Markham Fire and Emergency Services budget accounts for almost 30% of property tax dollars collected. New communities are being designed for huge fire trucks, not people.

The Opportunity

Review City of Markham and York Region emergency services with a focus on maintaining or improving safety at a reduced cost.

  • Focus new development on the needs of people, rather than machines
  • Consider lifecycle replacement of fire trucks with smaller, more agile vehicles
  • Aim for better integration with other York Region fire services

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