SGVFD History: Our Fire Halls

Introduction

Below are photos and descriptions of our fire halls as they changed and grew
 


Old Fire Hall

The old hall

The first fire truck was bought before there was a hall to put in. After a couple of temporary spots in the Sturdies Bay Area, the old Light and Power building was converted to be our first hall. Fast forward to 2010: in a "circle of life" moment, the old truck is returned to the old hall as it awaits restoration.
Our Fire Hall

Clearing for the new hall

Construction for the new hall began in 1974. Land for the hall was donated by Vic Zala, who also owned the Corner Store. Here the site is being cleared in preparation for building.
Our Fire Hall

Pouring the slab

The new hall was built on a slab foundation. Slabs were later poured in the front for the vehicle tarmacks.
Our Fire Hall

The new hall completed

Here's a shot of the completed hall circa 1975. Our first brand new fire truck, in shiny yellow, is in the third bay. At that time the fire hall also housed the local ambulance.
Our Fire Hall

First addition

With time, the training space in the hall was found to be too small. In 19??, a plan was made to double it's size. As with the original building, all the labour was done with community volunteers.
Our Fire Hall

The finished addition

The space added to the training hall has proved very useful. In this shot you can see our logo on the addition, design by Renaldo Norden, but painted by Keith Holmes.
Our Fire Hall

More additions

Since the training space addition, on the opposite side of the building, another truck bay was added and a generator building constructed. The training ground has been paved as well.
Our Fire Hall

Space for the restored fire truck

With plans to restore the original engine 1, the garden on the left side was remove and yet another cement pouring party was held. Plans to construct a permanent shelter for the restored fire truck are in place, but not yet underway.




For more information, please contact us by phone at (250) 539-2131 or email us at info@gvfd.ca.


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