September 18, 2014

Crews busy pouring the concrete floor on Wednesday September 17 for the new fire training facility being constructed at the Fire Hall on 2nd Street South.  The structure itself will begin going up in the next few days.
Photo: Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services

Cranbrook, BC (September 18, 2014) – Construction work continues this week on the new fire training facility going up at the Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services hall, with delivery of the metal required to finish the project made earlier this week.

The 3 story facility is designed to last 50 years and will assist local firefighters with the necessary training on how to safely enter multi-level structures, from the basement, main or upper level in any number of various potential emergency situations.  This type of facility is a standard requirement of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for all fire and emergency service departments across the country.

The building will be erected by a contactor onto a concrete foundation built by Public Works staff earlier this summer.  The building will take up to four weeks to complete.

The $415,700 project was approved by Council during the 2014 budget deliberations earlier this year.

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