August 30, 2012 by On-Site staff
Firefighters in the Village of Valemount, B.C. will be better equipped to battle blazes in the 2013 fire season.
Starting this week, Mierau Contractors will begin construction on a $1.2-million firefighting centre, which will replace the Wildfire Management Branch’s current trailer complex.
The 350-sq.-m., two-storey building will have a fire zone office and initial attack base that will be equipped with an operations centre, staff offices, briefing room, workshop and fire crew facilities. The facility is designed to improve regional firefighting operations, while offering support for other Wildfire Management Branch priorities.
“The B.C. government is committed to safeguarding the well-being of B.C.’s families and protecting our natural resources and infrastructure,” said Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. “Valemount’s upgraded facility will strengthen firefighting operations in the region.”
The new firefighting centre is scheduled for completion by the start of the 2013 fire season.
Source: B.C. Newsroom.