For Immediate Release / June 8, 2022

Fire Hall No. 1 Grand Opening

After years of preparation and planning, a grand opening ceremony and celebration was held on June 8, 2022, marking the ceremonial opening of Fire Hall No. 1 – a $14 million project. 

Mayor Cathy Heron, along with Councillors Shelley Biermanski, Wes Brodhead, Natalie Joly and Mike Killick from the City of St. Albert, hosted Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver and MLA Marie Renaud as well as other distinguished guests at the new facility, which is located at 20 Gate Avenue.  

“We are extremely grateful to the Province for over $11 million in grant funding from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative Program,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “We appreciate the ongoing collaboration with the Province. This new facility also includes a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre, thanks to the Federal Government’s contribution of over $778,000 via the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.” 

The new location on 20 Gate Avenue replaced the aging structure at 18 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue that was built in 1962. It provides Fire Services with a newer facility designed for St. Albert’s current needs, delivering improved response coverage to the south and southeastern parts of the City.  

The $14-million-dollar project features a two-story fire hall which includes four double-deep bays for fire apparatus and ambulances, accommodations for firefighters and paramedics, a new Emergency Operations Center, and the City’s Fire Prevention and Emergency Management departments.  

The grand opening ceremony was recorded and will be posted on the City's YouTube channel the week of June 13.  

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