Community celebrates new fire station in Pilot Sound
October 7, 2017

Community members and officials celebrated as Edmonton Fire Rescue Services opened the city’s 30th fire station in Pilot Sound. 

“Pilot Sound fire station is an important addition to the community and will be integral to protecting the life, property and environment of not just this community, but the entire city of Edmonton,” said Fire Chief Ken Block. “Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is proud to serve the citizens of Edmonton, and we are so appreciative of the support we have received from the Pilot Sound community.”

Construction of this facility began in the fall of 2015. The City of Edmonton contributed $3.1 million to the project, with the Government of Alberta providing the remaining $9.3 million of funding through its Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI).

“Our government is pleased to make life better for Albertans by supporting local infrastructure priorities,” said Heather Sweet, MLA for Edmonton-Manning. “The Municipal Sustainability Initiative program is helping build and equip Edmonton’s Pilot Sound Fire Station – a project that does more than enhance quality of life, it will help to preserve life.”

City of Edmonton staff worked on this infrastructure project through design to delivery. The new station is expected to serve the city for 50 years.

“This newest fire station in Pilot Sound enhances the already exceptional fire service being provided to Edmonton,” said Councillor Ed Gibbons. “Edmonton Fire Rescue Services’ commitment to the safety and livability of our city is something all Edmontonians can take pride in.”

This 1,200 ms (13,000 sq ft) station includes living space for firefighters as well as a vented turnout gear room to store contaminated bunker gear - an added health and safety feature. The station was built to meet the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design New Construction (LEED-NC) Silver rating. LEED certified buildings reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease water consumption, and drive innovation through better air ventilation, more natural daylight and several other innovative techniques.
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