Richmond, BC – The City of Richmond and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) are hosting a grand opening of the new Richmond Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station on Saturday, October 14. The all-day event will include free tours of the facility, which is the first combined fire hall and ambulance station in a major urban centre in BC.
“The opening of the Cambie Fire Hall marks a key milestone in the City of Richmond’s continuing campaign to upgrade our public safety infrastructure,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “It is the fourth of five new Richmond fire halls built within just over a decade, which represents a major investment in ensuring we remain a safe community. We’re also delighted to share this facility with BC Emergency Health Services as it will further enhance public safety in Richmond.”
“This modern facility will support the critical role BCEHS paramedics play in providing patient care to the community, and enhance our working relationship with Richmond Fire-Rescue,” said Linda Lupini, executive vice president of BCEHS. “The increased space also makes this one of the largest ambulance stations in the Lower Mainland, providing large new crew quarters and a quiet room that will help paramedics decompress after responding to a call.”
The public is invited to the grand opening, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 at 9680 Cambie Road. Attendees will be able to take part in self-guided tours, take part in fun family activities, enjoy free safety demonstrations by fire fighters and paramedics, explore a variety of fire and ambulance vehicles, meet members of the BCEHS paramedic bike squad, and view Richmond Fire-Rescue’s on-site training facility and specialized mechanics shop. A brief official opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., followed by dedication of the public art installation created by artist Daniel Laskarin.
Parking is limited so event attendees are encouraged to walk, cycle or take public transit to the event.