The new Fire Hall is an important and much needed capital project that will help enhance safety and meet the needs of the community for decades to come. The new facility will provide a healthy work environment with seismic upgrades, important training facilities, and a modern Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for first responders and EOC staff.
On November 9, 2021, the Project Manager provided an update on the progress and milestones as they relate to the construction of the new Fire Hall. View the presentation here.
Current Milestone – Tower Completion
Crews have reached another major milestone on new Fire Hall with the completion of the towers! This includes:
- Concrete pours for the hose tower, elevator shaft, and two stairwells.
- Majority of structural concrete.
On March 5, 2019, following months of careful analysis, Pitt Meadows City Council decided to rebuild the fire hall on the existing site. A variety of factors were considered in selecting this site including: emergency response times, access, neighbourhood impacts, building costs and site size.
The new building will replace the old fire hall, which opened in 1983 and was no longer meeting the needs of fire department. The new facility will be larger and address a number of safety and operational hazards for first responders.
The new Fire Hall will include:
- 3- storey facility
- 25,270 square feet
- 4-storey hose tower
- Emergency Operations Centre
- 4 tandem bays
The City has set aside funds in reserves for the facility replacement. The final budget will be determined following a preliminary design, cost estimate and project scope review. The new building will be designed to meet current B.C. Building Codes and be seismically sound. It will also incorporate the City’s new Emergency Operations Centre.
As the project moves forward, information will continue to be shared with the community on our website and social media channels.
Video: Artist Rendering of new Fire Hall
This video shows the exterior of the new Pitt Meadows Fire Hall based on current designs from Johnston Davidson Architecture. As the design is finalized, there may be some adjustments made such as window locations and siding colour.
Jacob Bros Construction Inc is the general contractor for the project. Measures will be taken to ensure that while construction is ongoing, impacts to the community are minimized as much as possible. This includes adhering to the City’s noise bylaw, following a traffic management plan, and ensuring that dust is adequately controlled
Temporary Fire Hall at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services is fully operational in their temporary location at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport for the duration of the construction of the new Fire Hall.