March 19, 2014 Update
Today is a big day at our new Fire Hall. Our administration staff have moved into their new home at 150 Newport Drive. Fire Prevention and Emergency Management have also moved into the new building. Should you have any enquiries, please contact staff in the new building or call them at 604.469.7795.
Tour our newest facility, enjoy BBQ and cake, then check out Port Moody’s latest piece of public art at the Inlet Centre Fire Hall Grand Opening! Firefighters will be performing rescue demos and
offering fire safety tips throughout the day.
When: Saturday, February 1, 11am–2pm
Where: Inlet Centre Fire Hall, 150 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Find out more about the new Inlet Centre Fire Hall on Facebook & Twitter
Special thanks to Port Moody Local IAFF 2399, Port Moody Volunteer Firefighter Association,
Thrifty Foods, Austin Gourmet & the Royal
Canadian Sea Cadet Corps GRILSE
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.