Richmond fire hall boosted by grants

Fire Hall No. 1 received a $5,000 grant towards its construction from Western Community Foundation. Richmond was one of 20 recipients that received an infrastructure grant from the non-profit in a lottery.

“Western Communities Foundation’s financial contribution further complements council’s commitment to provide service excellence in prevention, education and emergency response for Richmond residents,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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Brighouse Fire Hall No.1, located at 6960 Gilbert Rd., officially opened in 2018 replacing the old fire hall. The new 2,344-square-metre fire hall has been designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification standards and is post-disaster rated to ensure it remains operable following an earthquake.

In addition to being an operational fire hall, the building is also home to Richmond Fire-Rescue’s administrative headquarters and the city’s Emergency Programs Department.

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