Boundary Bay Fire Hall
Built to replace a small, aging structure that could not consistently meet the emergency response needs of a growing industrial area, the Boundary Bay Fire Hall is an important addition to the suburban city of Delta, BC. Comprised of a state-of-the-art satellite fire station, a municipal emergency operations centre (EOC), a live-fire training facility and an administrative instruction centre all on one site, the new fire hall stands to serve the community well for years to come.
Beauty in strength
Built on Delta’s seismically unstable soil, a raft slab foundation was used to help ensure the building remains operational after a disaster. The landscaping and civil design has been developed to incorporate drought-tolerant, bird-repelling and regional planting strategies in combination with a low-slope grading approach that requires minimal retaining walls. To control storm water, the flow of water from the roofs and the site meet predevelopment flows as outlined by LEED to ensure storage and slow release.
” The new Boundary Bay Fire Hall is in the ideal location to provide emergency response coverage for the airport, a growing industrial base, and to the nearby highways 99 and 91. “Delta Fire Chief Paul Scholfield
Situated near the Boundary Bay Regional Airport and two busy provincial highways, the new fire hall has two tandem bays for five apparatus, providing rapid response to structure fires, technical rescues and serious multi-vehicle accidents. The hall is operational 24/7 and is staffed with one officer and three firefighters.
” Fires are more dangerous now than ever, as building construction changes and the contents inside burn hotter and faster than we’ve ever seen before. The multiple specialties our members need to maintain will all be made easier by having a training facility of our own. ”Mike McMillan, President of Delta Fire Fighters’ Union
Natural wood and cool water tones make for a soothing, restful environment — a welcome counterbalance to the inherent stresses of emergency response. Keeping mental, physical and emotional wellness at the fore, JDa ensured that every occupied room has access to ample natural light and fresh air.