Fire Service Review

In 2014, the City of Courtenay completed a lengthy and thorough evaluation of fire services and requirements. Two independent third-party reports recommended a second fire hall in East Courtenay, along with a training ground tailored to Courtenay’s specific community needs.

Based on these recommendations, a scenario-based training ground in East Courtenay, the W.A. Lane MacDonald Fire Training Centre, was completed in 2015. Council also voted to begin planning for an East Courtenay Fire Hall, subject to further design and cost review.

Updates to a design and cost review of a satellite fire hall in East Courtenay and the 2014 Fire Underwriters Survey were completed in 2019, with further refinement to the design and cost analysis underway in 2022.  

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