City and SFU identify preferred site for Fire Station #8 on Burnaby Mountain

Last updated: December 2, 2021

The City of Burnaby and SFU are investing in the health and safety of the community on Burnaby Mountain by identifying a preferred location for a new fire station, and advancing the necessary feasibility study and design work to get shovels in the ground before 2024.

The preferred site subject to a feasibility study and approvals from SFU for Fire Station #8 is at the northeast corner of Tower Road and University Drive on the east side of the mountain. The City is now working with Simon Fraser University on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the prospective site. 

The new fire station on Burnaby Mountain will ensure a quick response from the Burnaby Fire Department in the event of an emergency. 

“The community on Burnaby Mountain has been rapidly growing and we’re enhancing our emergency capacity to respond to that growth,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “People live, work, study and play on Burnaby Mountain, and it is essential that we have the capacity and infrastructure to keep up with the changing emergency management needs of the community.”

The facility will be planned, designed and constructed by the City in coordination with SFU, which is providing a site for the new fire station. 

“A new fire station on Burnaby Mountain is crucial to maintaining a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community,” said Joy Johnson, SFU president and vice-chancellor. “We’re very pleased to see this project moving forward and are confident that, once completed, the new station will help keep the SFU and Burnaby communities well protected for years to come.”

In July, the federal government announced a commitment of $30 million towards the project through Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan).

Learn more: Fire Station #8

Media Contacts:

Chris Bryan, Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications & Marketing Departments
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

Braden McMillan, Director, Media Relations and Public Affairs
SFU Communications and Marketing
236-880.3459 | [email protected]

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