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Client
DGBK Architects on behalf of the City of Richmond and Richmond Fire Services

Location
Richmond, BC

Value
$14M

Completion
2016

Sectors
Emergency Services

Services
Functional Analysis and Peer Review

Size
25,995 sq. ft. | 2,415 sq. m.

Project Description

The Richmond Cambie Fire Hall and Ambulance Station Project replaces an existing outdated Fire Hall No. 3. Partnering with BC Ambulance Services, this new landmark facility will be the first combined Fire Hall & Ambulance Station in BC. It will also replace the EVT Division for Richmond Fire & Rescue (RFR) vehicle repairs and Fire–Rescue Training Centre currently located at Fire Hall No. 1. The new facility will be used as a Department Operations Centre (DOC) when required. The new facility will consist of 2 bays for up to 6 ambulance vehicles, 2 suppression bays for RFR vehicles and 2 EVT bays for vehicle repairs. The facility incorporates numerous support spaces, including sleeping dorms, a training classroom, administrative spaces, exercise room, kitchens and outdoor patios.

The new facility is built to a ‘Post Disaster’ level, in compliance with BCBC 2012, to ensure the facility remains operational following a seismic event. This includes a post–disaster rating for the building structure and concrete apron to Cambie Road for vehicle access and an onsite emergency generator.