Calgary Fire Department breaks ground on new multi-service facility and fire station

The Calgary Fire Department broke ground on the new Royal Vista Multi-Service Facility and Fire Station 34 on Friday. The new facility will primarily serve six northwest communities.

“We are dedicated to building great neighbourhoods in a well-run city,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “When completed in 2016, this multi-service facility will help us do both by providing several valuable services to our citizens from this one building.”

Currently, the Royal Oak Fire Station 34 located on Royal Birch Hill provides primary emergency response to the communities of Arbour Lake, Citadel, Nolan Hill, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak and Royal Vista. It has one bay to house a fire engine. The new Royal Vista Fire Station will replace Royal Oak with three apparatus bays as well as all the features of a full fire station.

The multi-service facility will be more than 300 square metres, and will also house Animal & Bylaw Services, as well as a 20-person meeting room for community members.

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“Along with our continued dedication to public safety, we take great pride in helping to make Calgary a healthy and green city,” said Fire Chief Steve Dongworth. “The Royal Vista Multi-Service facility will meet LEED Gold standards and include features such as site irrigation, a green roof, and high efficiency water and light fixtures.”

The cost of the new facility is $17 million. $10.3 million will be funded by The City of Calgary’s Community Recreation Levy and $6.4 million will be funded by the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative.

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