Fire Hall Tour This Weekend
Prince George, B.C. – The referendum that asks for voters approval to borrow up to $50 million dollars for a new pool and new fire hall will be held on October 28th. Leading up to that vote, the City is holding an open house at Fire Hall #1 this weekend.
On Saturday, residents are invited to tour Fire Hall #1 from 9 a..m. till noon to learn first hand why a new firehall is needed.
Then, from 1-4 pm, residents are invited to visit the proposed site for a new fire hall on Massey Drive, next to the YMCA.
The cost of building a new fire hall is pegged at $15 million dollars. Independent reports have cited issues with Prince George Fire Rescue’s ability to meet required response times at some of the locations within the area it is designated to serve. Moving the site to Massey Drive would provide faster highway access for Prince George Fire Rescue if there is an emergency in the BCR industrial site, which is within its jurisdiction.
The City already owns the property proposed for a new Fire Hall, so there is no additional cost involved.
A similar plan is in place for a public open house of the Four Season’s pool at a later date.