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.
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.