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Central Saanich Fire Hall No. 1

The new 20,000 sq ft fire station serves as the Fire Department’s headquarters and accommodates both volunteer and career personnel, in addition to operating as the district’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The station houses 8 trucks (4 tandem drive-through bays) with a deliberate separation between firefighting facilities and the administration areas to allow for decontamination.

Amenities include separate locker and washroom facilities for male and female firefighters, as well as gender neutral dormitories and training rooms.

A conference room was designed to work in conjunction with the EOC as a media or family room.

Solar panels were placed on the roof to help power the facility, and a large-volume rain catch system was incorporated to use in the training and testing of the pumper truck. This project is targeting Silver Certification for LEED.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.