FANNY BAY FIRE HALL
The Fanny Bay fire hall is located at 7512 Cougar-Smith Road, and is home to the volunteer fire department serving approximately 350 residential and commercial properties in the Fanny Bay area.
FANNY BAY FIRE HALL FLOODING
The Fanny Bay fire hall experienced increased occurrences of flooding over the years. As this flooding began to deteriorate the fire hall building, which could have eventually affected the department’s ability to provide fire protection services, the regional district identified options to address the matter.
On September 21, 2010 the Comox Valley Regional District board of directors approved staff recommendations to seek public input regarding the flooding occurrences at the Fanny Bay fire hall.
Open House Information
To gather input from the public, the regional district held an open house on October 27, 2010 which presented the identified options to mitigate flood damage to the fire hall. The public was in strong support of option 1, to raise the fire hall above the floodplain.
The following are links to external documents which provided answers to frequently asked questions as well as the presentation panels that were available for viewing and discussion at the open house. Comment sheets were also made available for completion..
Status and outcomes
At a public open house held on October 27, 2010 residents had an opportunity to meet the fire department members and to learn more about the options available to address the flooding. Based on the public’s input, a staff report was presented at the electoral area services committee meeting, was and subsequently endorsed by the board of directors, with the direction that staff proceed with the option of raising the fire hall above the floodplain.
During the summer of 2011, Palladian Developments Inc. completed the raising of the fire hall and work on the parking lot, as well as construction of a new fire chief’s office and turnout gear room. During the winter of 2011, the volunteer fire department members completed the finishing and detail work inside the fire hall, with final project completion in June of 2012.