RICHMOND, B.C. – A new state-of-the-art first responder facility is now open in Richmond, B.C.
The $20.7-million Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station integrates fire-rescue and ambulance services into one facility.
Designed by Assembly Architecture and S2 Architecture, the building is constructed to remain operational following a seismic event, with tie-ins for aprons at the front of the structure and an onsite emergency generator.
“By listening carefully throughout the design process, the design team were able to create a design that immediately resonated with Richmond Fire and Rescue and their vision for Hall No. 3. The first design we produced met with resounding approval by RFR and Richmond City Council, keeping us on schedule through the rezoning process,” Assembly Architecture principal Robert Lange said in a statement.
The three-storey structure has two suppression bays for fire rescue vehicles, two bays for up to six ambulance vehicles and two emergency vehicle technician bays for repair of fire apparatus.
The offices, kitchen and dining room are oriented around a glazed outdoor patio to maximize daylighting.
“This $20.7-million investment supports the city’s commitment to public safety and to providing quality first response services for Richmond’s growing community needs. The LEED Gold certified facility demonstrates our leadership and commitment to environmental design and sustainability,” said City of Richmond project manager Jas Dharampal.