The Union Bay Fire Department’s nearly 60-year-old firehall continues to show its age and actually does not meet present day fire codes, building codes and seismic regulations.
A Fire Services Review completed in 2013 by the Union Bay Improvement District UBID), the local authority responsible for the oversight and financial management of what is now Union Bay Fire Rescue, laid out plans to build a new facility to house the fire rescue service along with a permanent UBID administration office.
UBID is now in the process of establishing a new firehall project working group, comprising volunteer firefighters, UBID staff, a UBID Trustee, and community representatives to guide the design and construction of a new firehall building.
As such, UBID is presently seeking up to two Union Bay residents to serve on this working group who have a combination of education, skills and/or experience including building and construction, project management or architecture/engineering.
Previous experience with a firehall construction project would most definitely be an asset. This is anticipated to be a five-year project and therefore UBID will be seeking a minimum two-year commitment from each community representative on this working group.
Interested individuals should contact Kevin Douville, UBID administrator either by phone at 250-335-2511 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information about this working group, a copy of its terms of reference is available on UBID’s website at: www.union-bay.ca.