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Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters

Welcome to the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Opened in 2005, the 9,290-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility that houses all paramedic operations, a vehicle depot and an administrative area supporting frontline service staff. It is the first city-owned building in Ottawa to receive LEED certification. All Ottawa Paramedic Service staff report for duty at the Don Reid Drive campus, which is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The service delivers medical treatment for life-threatening medical emergencies – including cardiac events, strokes, respiratory and traumatic injuries. The Ottawa Paramedic Service also offers first aid and CPR classes to the public, using the facility’s fully equipped training rooms. One interesting fact: a “building” can be found inside the building! To ensure that both paramedics and their equipment undergo proper decontamination and avoid potential cross-contamination, a 204-square-metre (2,200-square-foot) decontamination bay is located within the garage that has its own plumbing and negative pressure HVAC systems. For Digital Doors Open, learn more about this site through the video below.

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Contact info

2465 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario


Year built: 2005
Building type: Green building, Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
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Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters 2465 Don Reid Drive