May 06, 2014 - 3:58 PM
VERNON - Construction is underway for the new fire hall at Predator Ridge.
The City of Vernon, Vernon Fire Rescue Services and Predator Ridge Golf Resort broke ground yesterday for the two-bay fire station to be built at the resort. City approval for the $60,000 design of the project came January 12, 2011. Another $600,000 was approved for construction.
The city and Predator Ridge negotiated the land lease and both parties agreed to a term of 999 years at a cost of $10. The hall should be complete this October.
The design phase was completed with input from the Predator Ridge Construction Division in 2013.
The Vernon Fire Rescue Service has 34 career staff and 40 paid-per-call firefighters. Station 2 at Okanagan Landing and the new Station 3 Predator Ridge Hall will be operated by paid-per-call firefighters. Roughy 3,000 emergencies are called in each year.
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