Greening Our Service

Our vehicles


Seventeen of our 21 ambulances and emergency response vehicles are equipped with ECO-Run monitoring systems. ECO-Run monitors vehicle system voltage and occupant compartment temperature, and automatically cycles the engine off and on during vehicle idle.

 Benefits include:

  • Reduce idle times by as much as 40% to lower fuel consumption and costs
  • Reduce carbon emissions and contribute to a greener environment
  • Prevent battery flats
  • Monitor driver behaviour to reduce excessive RPM for reduction of fuel consumption
  • Protect vehicles from theft while idling

Hybrid technology

We have three hybrid command vehicles that offer an enhanced fuel economy rating in normal driving conditions.

Silver LEED certified

Robertsville Ambulance Station, in North Frontenac Township became operational on Monday June 16, 2014 and received the LEED Silver Standard by the Canada Green Building Council.

Gold LEED Certified

Our Sydenham Ambulance Station received the LEED Gold Standard by the Canada Green Building Council in 2012.

This station:

  • Is equipped with bike storage and change rooms
  • Uses alternative fuel vehicles
  • Has reduced its site disturbance by protecting open spaces
  • Has reduced its water consumption for landscaping by 50% and daily usage by 30%
  • Generates renewable energy via solar panels

During construction 75% of waste was diverted from landfill and materials sourced were certified wood and renewable. 

Other energy savings

Palace Road Ambulance Station was completely renovated with several energy savings features in 2009. Some of these include motion-activated lights, ENERGY STAR rated windows and a heat recovery ventilator system. The station was also fitted with 10 kilowatts of rooftop solar power in 2011.