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Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue is exploring replacement options for the Ganges Fire Hall. Get involved and speak up about what is important to you.

You can also ask a question about the project, or sign up for updates.

The current fire hall has served the island well for 60 years but is unable to meet the future needs of the community for fire protection and public safety.

The community-based Fire Rescue Advisory Committee and the Fire Protection District Board of Trustees have reviewed two recent technical reports (2020 Update, Fire Hall No. 1 Structural Assessment Report; 2020 Fire Station Baseline Needs Assessment) that confirm the building cannot be repaired or rebuilt on the existing site. They recommend replacement of the building at a different location.

  • Site is too small
  • Not seismically sound
  • Currently inadequate for safe and efficient operations
  • Cost prohibitive to bring it into compliance with current building code

Facility review and process

In July 2019, the SSI Fire Rescue Advisory Committee, made up of community volunteers, was established. The committee has conducted a review of the status of the fire hall. With input from the community, stakeholders, and partners, is exploring options and identifying possible solutions that would meet the operational and safety needs of the fire department and the community and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

About Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue

Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) provides fire, rescue, emergency medical, hazmat, vehicle crash, fire inspection service, and public education for the Island’s residents, businesses, and visitors from three fire hall sites: Fire Hall (Main) #1 in Ganges, Fire Hall #2 in the Fulford Valley, and Fire Hall #3 (Central) on Vesuvius Bay Road.

Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue is exploring replacement options for the Ganges Fire Hall. Get involved and speak up about what is important to you.

You can also ask a question about the project, or sign up for updates.

The current fire hall has served the island well for 60 years but is unable to meet the future needs of the community for fire protection and public safety.

The community-based Fire Rescue Advisory Committee and the Fire Protection District Board of Trustees have reviewed two recent technical reports (2020 Update, Fire Hall No. 1 Structural Assessment Report; 2020 Fire Station Baseline Needs Assessment) that confirm the building cannot be repaired or rebuilt on the existing site. They recommend replacement of the building at a different location.

  • Site is too small
  • Not seismically sound
  • Currently inadequate for safe and efficient operations
  • Cost prohibitive to bring it into compliance with current building code

Facility review and process

In July 2019, the SSI Fire Rescue Advisory Committee, made up of community volunteers, was established. The committee has conducted a review of the status of the fire hall. With input from the community, stakeholders, and partners, is exploring options and identifying possible solutions that would meet the operational and safety needs of the fire department and the community and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

About Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue

Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue (SSIFR) provides fire, rescue, emergency medical, hazmat, vehicle crash, fire inspection service, and public education for the Island’s residents, businesses, and visitors from three fire hall sites: Fire Hall (Main) #1 in Ganges, Fire Hall #2 in the Fulford Valley, and Fire Hall #3 (Central) on Vesuvius Bay Road.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We want to hear from you about the replacement of the Ganges Fire Hall. Let us know what's important to you, what additional information we can provide, and how you would like to be engaged in the future. Your input is important as we consider next steps. The survey takes about 5 minutes. Thank you!

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