PITT MEADOWS, BC – Mayor Bill Dingwall and Fire Chief Mike Larsson recognized the start of construction of the new Fire Hall during a small groundbreaking ceremony, which is available online to watch here.
“On behalf of City Council, I am very proud to see construction begin on this much needed new Fire Hall for our community,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “With public and firefighter safety as our top priority, the new state-of-the-art facility will provide a healthy work environment with important training facilities and a modern Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for first responders and EOC staff. It will also enhance communications and services during emergencies in our region and has space to meet the needs of our community for decades to come.”
Construction of the new three-storey, 25,270 square-foot post disaster rated facility with a four-storey hose tower, four tandem bays, and the City’s new Emergency Operations Centre is scheduled to be complete by late summer of 2022.
“It’s an exciting moment to break ground and begin construction,” says Fire Chief Mike Larsson. “Building this new Fire Hall will not only help keep families and the growing community safe from fire and other emergencies, it will also ensure the health and safety of our firefighters.”
The Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services have been temporarily relocated to the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport during construction.
“This is a significant milestone for this important capital project for the City and also a great time to thank all first responders, especially those who will soon be enjoying this new Fire Hall” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “We look forward to welcoming our firefighters and community when construction is completed next year.”
Jacob Bros Construction Inc is the general contractor for the project and will be starting construction in the coming weeks. 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.
As the project moves forward, information will continue to be shared with the community on our website and social media channels. For more information, please visit pittmeadows.ca/newfirehall.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows