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New Fire Stations

Fire Station rendering

The construction of three new HRM fire stations is complete: Dutch Settlement, Herring Cove, and Tantallon are now open.

These stations are funded in part by the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF).

Station Specifications:

  • the Herring Cove and Tantallon facilities are approximately 8,684 sq.ft. (gross area) which includes a 4 door apparatus bay, office and lounge areas, kitchen, locker rooms, maintenance rooms and associated amenities serving the needs of the building.
  • the Dutch Settlement station is approximately 5100 sq.ft. (gross area) which includes a 3 door apparatus bay, office and lounge areas, kitchen, locker rooms, maintenance rooms and associated amenities serving the needs of the building.
  • construction system was tilt-up concrete insulated sandwich panel (40-50 year life span).
  • the stations are designed to meet or exceed LEED Silver designation (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design). To achieve LEED certification a building earns points for design features that promote a healthy environment, reduce costs and prevent waste.
  • some key environmental building design features are:
  • ground source geothermal heating system
  • onsite bicycle storage & changing rooms
  • onsite Storm water management system
  • high efficiency lighting and controls
  • high emissivity roofing material
  • ultra low flow plumbing fixtures
  • 10% Post-Consumer Recycled Content
  • 50% local/regional material source
  • low VOC emitting building materials
  • independent Building Commissioning Agent


Why new fire stations?

The existing Herring Cove & District Volunteer Fire Station required replacement due to foundation, structure and building envelope deficiencies. The new facility was constructed next to the existing station on HRM land. The existing station has been closed.

The Tantallon facility meets Fire & Emergency Services criteria to consolidate two existing stations (#57 & #59) by positioning a new facility in a centralized location to provide better service.

Official Ground Breaking For Tantallon/Hubley and Herring Cove - Friday, October 15, 2010

Photos

MP Keddy reviewing the fire station plans Mayor Fire chief and reporter chat
Dignitaries turn the ceremonial sod MP Keddy Bill Estabrooks Mayor and Fire Chief turn sod
Mayor Kelly speaks at the sod turning The Mayor and Fire Chief

Due to inclement weather the event was held inside at Sir John A. MacDonald High School.

Press Release