Fire Hall

The District of Squamish plans to build a new Fire Hall, Emergency Operations Centre and administration building on the site of the current Alex Munro Fire Hall #1 in Valleycliffe.

A temporary fire hall will be built at the intersection of Guilford and Clarke Drives for continued fire protection during construction of the new building. In conjunction with the hospital, additional parking spaces will be created to manage parking demand in the area.

Temporary fire hall construction at Clarke Drive

Impact:
Expect delays. To avoid delays, plan your route around the work area whenever possible.

Timeframe:
July through October 2020

 Clarke temporary fire hall work zone

 

Temporary Fire Hall (click to view larger)

Clarke temporary fire hall drawing

 

Key highlights of the plan for a new fire hall include:

  • Post-disaster building that will become the new Squamish Fire Rescue headquarters, housing the fire and emergency program administration (currently at the Tantalus Hall) and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC, currently housed at the RCMP building) to Valleycliffe.
  • Moves the building, the EOC and a new District IT Server Room out of the floodplain.
  • Accommodates fire fighter decontamination needs by providing adequate change rooms and shower facilities, a key health and safety component to support cancer prevention.
  • Includes a Hose/Training Tower.
  • The $16.7M budget includes a 15% contingency and will be funded through a combination of debt and land reserves. Grant funding will be explored.
  • A temporary fire hall will be built at the intersection of Guilford and Clarke Drives for continued fire protection during construction of the new building. In conjunction with the hospital, additional parking spaces will be created to manage parking demand in the area.
  • Construction of the permanent fire hall is planned between winter 2020 and summer 2022.

 

General form and character of the new fire hall.

Please see the Valleycliffe Fire Hall Form and Character report to Council for full details.

(Click image to view larger)

New fire hall drawing