Hall renos sought

Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s fire hall needs to be bigger.

Armstrong-Spallumcheen’s fire hall needs to be bigger.

Fire chief Ian Cummings has requested township and city councils retain the services of Salmon Arm architect Bernd Hermanski to come up with a conceptual plan to determine what’s needed to improve the functionality of the fire hall and what the approximate cost will be to do so.

“We need to increase the size of our bays,” said Cummings. “We don’t have enough space between our fire trucks. We’ll be replacing our rescue unit in a couple of years and it will be longer than our current unit and won’t fit in there right now.”

Cummings also said the hall’s current classroom is small for the department’s 40 members, and that the work space and cleaning areas are inadequate for the department’s needs.

The plan would call for renovating the existing hall, not erecting a new building.

“The proposal is for an initial fire hall expansion study to come up with ideas, conceptual drawings and pricing,” said Cummings.

The matter came before Spallumcheen council Monday, with council unanimously backing the proposal to have Hermanski come up with a conceptual plan.


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