The new Vancouver Fire Hall No. 17 will be the first Net Zero and Passive House certified fire hall in North America. Replacing the current aging facility at Knight and 55th Street, it will be Vancouver's second largest training fire hall and serve as a post-disaster citywide emergency hub.
Opening in 2019, the facility is one of 16 pilot projects under the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Zero Emissions Framework and is also targeting LEED Gold certification. Doubling in size, the new fire hall will have four drive-through apparatus bays, a full size hose/training tower, a training yard and accommodation for a two crew operation. The site redevelopment has been strategically phased in sequence for a double bay temporary fire truck shelter, temporary office/dorm trailer, deconstruction of the existing fire hall, construction of the new fire hall, removal of the temporary fire hall facility and finally the completion of the entire site area.