Fire Hall No. 1 was originally built in 1974. It has been steadily deteriorating in recent years. Currently the fire hall has structural damage, the most significant of which are cracks in the foundation and areas where the floor slab has pulled away from the foundation walls. Although the City has carried out seismic upgrades to shore up the building, it has now exceeded its useful life and needs to be replaced.
In addition, at 33,000, Port Moody’s population is now three times what it was when the original fire hall was built. Our population continues to grow, and the department needs more room to meet current and future needs.
With public safety being a priority for Council, the City allocated funds to complete a preliminary design. Council also prioritized the replacement of Fire Hall No. 1 as the single major City-funded capital project in the
2009-2014 financial plan.
Last updated: 25/09/2013 1:14:35 PM