On Oct. 27, 2020 a ground-breaking ceremony took place to celebrate the beginning of the reconstruction of Fire Hall #1.
The $14 -million-dollar project will be two stories and include 16 dorms, four bays and allow for an aerial truck to service the downtown core. It will house Firefighters/Medics, Fire Services Officers, Emergency Management personnel, and Training and Fire Prevention Officers. Construction is anticipated to be completed in December 2021.
“We are extremely grateful to the province for $11-million-dollars in funding from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative Grant,” said Mayor Cathy Heron.
The new fire station will provide the Fire Services team with a newer facility designed for St. Albert’s current needs delivering improved response coverage to the south and southeast parts of the city.
The new location on 20 Gate Avenue will replace the aging structure at 18 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue which was built in 1962.
Mayor Cathy Heron, along with Councillors Wes Brodhead, Jacquie Hansen and Ken MacKay from the City of St. Albert were in attendance as well as other dignitaries.