Oyster River Fire Hall

Black Creek, BC

This 9,800 square foot fire hall was designed to accommodate a volunteer fire rescue department in the growing community of Black Creek, BC on Vancouver Island. This fire hall has 2.5 apparatus bays, a large workshop, training room, and department offices.

The Oyster River Fire Hall responds to over 200 emergency calls per year, providing fire protection, extrication from motor vehicle accidents, and emergency response in the Black Creek, Oyster Bay, and York areas of Vancouver Island. The building was designed to meet the "post-disaster" portion of the BC Building code. Glulam was the natural choice for this building, as the forest products are indigenous to Vancouver Island. Additionally, wood is the one material most understood by tradesmen in the area. Wood lends itself to the concept of sustainable design, leaving much of the building's elements uncovered to reveal the beauty of their natural characteristics.

Architect : Johnston Davidson Architecture & Planning Inc.

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