North Saanich gets cracking on fire hall

Crumbling and cracked asphalt at North Saanich fire hall signals beginning of fire hall expansion

North Saanich fire chief Gary Wilton tries his hand at operating the excavator during the groundbreaking of the new addition to the firehall on July 16.

North Saanich fire chief Gary Wilton tries his hand at operating the excavator during the groundbreaking of the new addition to the firehall on July 16.

Crumbling and cracked asphalt in front of the North Saanich fire hall on July 16 signalled the beginning of the municipality’s $1.68 million fire hall expansion project.

Fire chief Gary Wilton said in a report that the fire hall will include the necessary upgrades, including being seismically sound, but won’t have any extra bells and whistles in the interest of keeping costs down.

The new hall will include a vehicle building, a four storey-training tower and building connector, plus updates to the existing structure.