Fire Hall - Station 71 Construction Project

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Site works started the week of August 10th at Okanagan Centre Rd East and Jardines Rd for the community’s new firehall building. The purpose-built facility will include four double apparatus bays, training and maintenance yard area and office space able to serve the first response needs of the community for at least the next 20 years and beyond. The property was chosen as a new fire hall site and purchased in 2008 after reviewing the community development plans along with fire protection coverage areas and insurance parameters (8km residential/5km commercial); future traffic and transportation plans; property cost, size and access for volunteer firefighters.

The new fire hall will include shower and decontamination facilities to meet current WorkSafe requirements; a flexible training space to make it more efficient and cost effective for crews from all three Lake Country stations to receive training and courses onsite, an administration office as well as a parking area with 52 stalls plus 2 barrier-free stalls. The new building has been planned to incorporate energy efficient construction and other environmentally-friendly building techniques leading to improved operating efficiencies over the long term.

  • The estimated total cost of the fire hall including design, construction and servicing is $9 million.
  • Timeline for fire hall construction is set as August 2020 – March 2022.


Site works started the week of August 10th at Okanagan Centre Rd East and Jardines Rd for the community’s new firehall building. The purpose-built facility will include four double apparatus bays, training and maintenance yard area and office space able to serve the first response needs of the community for at least the next 20 years and beyond. The property was chosen as a new fire hall site and purchased in 2008 after reviewing the community development plans along with fire protection coverage areas and insurance parameters (8km residential/5km commercial); future traffic and transportation plans; property cost, size and access for volunteer firefighters.

The new fire hall will include shower and decontamination facilities to meet current WorkSafe requirements; a flexible training space to make it more efficient and cost effective for crews from all three Lake Country stations to receive training and courses onsite, an administration office as well as a parking area with 52 stalls plus 2 barrier-free stalls. The new building has been planned to incorporate energy efficient construction and other environmentally-friendly building techniques leading to improved operating efficiencies over the long term.

  • The estimated total cost of the fire hall including design, construction and servicing is $9 million.
  • Timeline for fire hall construction is set as August 2020 – March 2022.