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Victoria looks to Saanich, Langford for emergency dispatch

Mayor Dean Fortin says it's time to look outside Victoria for emergency dispatch service.

"Saanich has a new (dispatch centre) … Langford's got a new one," noted Fortin.

The issue came up as city council reviewed the state of Victoria's fire hall headquarters, at 1234 Yates St. The facility is not up to seismic code and not big enough to contain all of its uses, including administration, emergency management centre and dispatch centre.

Instead of rebuilding our own, "is there a way we can do integrated cost share there?" asked Fortin.

The issue will be discussed during Victoria's 2012 budget deliberations.

 

 

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