Fire Hall No. 2 (Tantalus Road)


The District’s Fire Hall No. 2 (Tantalus Road) is under construction. Fire Hall No. 2 is one of three critical facilities prioritized for immediate (0-3) replacement in the 2019 Real Estate and Facilities Master Plan (REFMP). The new Fire Hall No. 2 will serve as the second of the two fire halls for the Squamish Fire Rescue Service.


An architect's review in 2018 identified that, even with renovations, Fire Hall No. 2 could not meet the needs of the District now and into the future and recommended that a larger and more efficiently-designed facility be built. The administration offices were moved to Fire Hall No. 1 - Alex Munro (Clarke Drive). 

The replacement Fire Hall No. 2 will serve as the second of the two fire halls for the Squamish Fire Rescue Service. The new post-disaster Fire Hall No. 2 building will consist of three apparatus bays with administration office areas, four dorm rooms, washrooms, a training room, kitchen, and decontamination rooms for post-incident cleanup. Fire Hall No. 2 will operate as a paid-on-call fire hall but has the capacity to staff full-time crews at some point in the future. The new Fire Hall No. 2 sustainability objective is to achieve net zero energy consumption while achieving specific energy targets required by the District of Squamish through envelope optimization, photovoltaic roof panels, highly efficient appliances, LED lighting and lighting control strategies, a high-performance mechanical system using energy recovery strategies and an air-source heat pump. Furthermore, the building is designed to accommodate future housing needs above if required.

Project Funding

The cost of the project is estimated at $15.8-million. The District has secured funding for the cost of this project through borrowing and reserves. A grant application is underway for funding under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund (GMF) project loan and grant initiative that funds capital projects targeting net zero energy performance in a new municipal facility. If approved, this will help to cover offset some of the cost of the project. $5,202,020 of this project is proposed to be financed by debt to spread the cost of the project out over time, ensuring that future taxpayers also support the upgrade. The annual taxpayer impact represents approximately $1.94 per $100,000 of assessed residential property value.

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Timeline Completion Q2 2024; may be impacted by delay outlined below (in Next Steps). 
Current works First floor walls poured; all below grade services installed. Funding grant under application. 
Budget $15.8 M
Next Steps Continued formwork, rebar, services installation - targetting late September for concrete pour. Delay due to delivery of critical mechanical and electrical infrastructure.
Hurdles Managing market cost escalation.
Other The District has adopted the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) system to manage overall construction.



Tantalus Fire Hall #2 - Temporary Structure

Status On time, on budget
Timeline Complete
Current works Operational
Budget part of the $15.8m for Tantalus Fire Hall
Next Steps Nil
Hurdles Nil
Other  Nil


Progress Photos

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