New Fire Station
Fire Protective Services
Yorkton Fire Protective Services relocated back to 9 Smith Street East in March of 2010, after a year and a half hiatus due to the demolition of the old station and the construction of the new fire station. A grand opening for the new station was held on June 25, 2010.
The old station built circa 1961 was approximately 6900 square feet and was able to house four fire fighting apparatus along with all fire department personnel and offices. Due to the growth of the City, the former station no longer met the operational needs of the Fire Department. In addition the 47 year old structure required extensive, costly renovations to continue in service.
The new station designed by Stantec Architecture Ltd. and constructed by Logan Stevens Construction Ltd. is approximately 29,000 square feet. It includes a hose/training tower, classroom facility, Emergency Operations Centre for the City, a double five bay drive-thru garage, facilities for the operational branch of the department, all of the administration offices and an emergency back-up 150 kW generator capable of supplying power to the station for three days.
In addition to providing high angle rescue training for our members the hose/training tower will also be made available to train members from other fire departments. A new SCBA compressor also provides increased capacity to fill air tanks for other fire departments. The new station in addition to housing all of the fire trucks currently in inventory, will allow the department to grow with the City into the future. This was one of the design criteria for the new station, to meet the needs of today and also to be fully functional forty years from now.
The total budget for the Fire Hall was $7,915,000 and it is anticipated that the final cost was approximately $10,000 under budget. In addition to the structural cost some $100,000 worth of equipment was purchased utilizing reserves. Council approved a mortgage in the amount of $7,500,000 for this project and it will be repaid over 15 years.
Yorkton Fire Protective Services encourages visitors to stop and visit our state of the art facility while spending time in and around Yorkton. City Council has demonstrated a great commitment to the citizens of Yorkton by continuing to make our City the safest and most desirable City in which to live and grow.