Victoria, BC– The East Sooke Fire Department has officially opened its new fire hall. Located on East Sooke Road, the two story 11,000 square foot building will house six vehicles, radio room, rack room, training classrooms, laundry and storage room, SCBA workshop, kitchen, activity room, washrooms and three offices.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for the community of East Sooke,” said Regional Director Mike Hicks. Not only do they have a first class fire hall, but they have kept their valued community and have provided a home for our JDF Search and Rescue.”
The pre-engineered post disaster steel building was constructed by Verity Construction over a period of two years. The total cost of $2,592,100 was partially funded with a $150,000 Juan de Fuca Gas Tax contribution and East Sooke Fire Department requisition of $564,800. The East Sooke Community will carry an additional loan of 1.8 million dollars over the next 10 years.
The East Sooke Fire Commission will continue to manage their old fire hall. The Juan de Fuca land based Search and Rescue team will be moving their operation to the top floor and East Sooke community members will utilize the bottom floor meeting room, kitchen and washrooms.
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
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