2015

Feb 12, 2015 Return to Headlines

Operations Beginning at New Burke Mountain Firehall

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Thursday, February 12, 2015 – It’s moving day for firefighters in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain neighbourhood.

Firefighters are packing up their gear and moving into the new firehall, located at 3501 David Avenue. 

All 16 members of Engine Company Four will be moving into the new facility, and operations will begin from there. Service will not be affected during the transition period.

For residents who live around the new facility, this will mean trucks will be responding from the new firehall beginning today.

The post-disaster facility was completed on time at a total capital cost of $10.6 million. The new Burke Mountain Firehall meets a fundamental public safety need providing an improved, faster and more centralized response in this growing neighbourhood.

While local residents might be eager to see inside the new facility, current focus is ensuring public and firefighter safety and providing Engine Company Four the time needed to safely operationalize the new firehall. Consequently, they are not yet in a position to receive visitors.

The Burke Mountain neighbourhood will be invited to visit the new firehall at an opening event on Saturday, March 28th. More information will be shared with the community closer to the event.

For information about Coquitlam Fire Rescue, visit www.coquitlam.ca/firerescue.

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Media contact:
Wade Pierlot
Fire Chief
604-927-6401