Tuesday, September 1, 2020
File Number: 
2020-43

PITT MEADOWS, BC - Earlier this summer, demolition began on the old 1983 Fire Hall, in order to make way for the new Fire Hall that will be built on the existing site.

The community is invited to join Mayor and Council on a virtual final tour of the old hall to reflect on its many years of service to this community, and to watch the building walls come down as we embark on the next chapter for our Fire Department. 

“The demolition is an exciting milestone and an opportunity to reflect and recognize all of our past and present firefighters who have served our community in this hall over the last four decades,” says Mayor Bill Dingwall. “After years of planning, it’s time to build a modern fire hall to meet the needs of our firefighters and community over the next fifty years.”

Construction of the new Fire Hall will begin later this fall and is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

Once complete, the new three-storey, 25,000 square-foot facility with a four-storey hose tower will also include the City’s new Emergency Operations Centre. Following B.C. Building Code requirements, including seismic upgrades, the new Fire Hall will also address safety and operational hazards for first responders.

“The new Fire Hall is an important and much needed capital project for our City that will help enhance safety,” says Chief Administrative Officer Mark Roberts. “We look forward to welcoming our firefighters and community to the new hall when construction is complete.”

The Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Services have been temporarily relocated to the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport during construction.

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.

 

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca

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