Ammonia use at Brennan Park Recreation Centre Ice Arena


Facilities equipped with ammonia refrigeration systems are safe when properly designed and when their safety is assured by an operational security program.

The DOS plant. Recent upgrades. Preventative maintenance.


Staff Training

District Council and staff wish to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, residents and city staff of Fernie, British Columbia in the wake of the tragic ammonia-related deaths at the ice arena (October 2017). This tragedy has given us all pause for reflection to review our safety protocols and ensure that we can learn everything possible from this heart-breaking situation. The investigation into the incident may bring some new recommendations, which the District will certainly respond to swiftly.

October 27, 2017

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