Emerald Park (Saskatchewan, Canada) Fire Department officials recently broke ground for the new fire hall in Emerald Park, reports regina.ctvnews.ca. They expect the facility to open next spring.
The area was previously supported by volunteer departments such as White City and Pilot Butte, the report says. However, officials feel the new facility will make the department more self-reliant.
Pilot Butte officials will run the Emerald Park Fire Department, which has eight new members in training. They hope to have 12 by year’s end and upwards of 22 by next summer, the report says. Officials stress that they want to attract new members, as opposed to poaching firefighters from nearby volunteer departments.
Most of the funding will come from development fees, the report says, and council says it believes residents won’t feel much of an impact from this project.