Site confirmed for new fire station on Burnaby Mountain

Last updated: September 22, 2022

The City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University have confirmed the site for a new Fire Station 8 on Burnaby Mountain, on University Drive between Nelson Way and Tower Road on the east side of the mountain. The City expects to begin construction in early 2023.

Fire Station 8 is being planned, designed and constructed by the City in coordination with SFU, which is providing the site for the new facility. It will also be supported by a generous contribution from the Government of Canada, which in 2021 announced a commitment of $30 million to the project.

“We are grateful to the federal government for their significant contribution to this important project and are working hard to get it up and running for the people on Burnaby Mountain as quickly as possible,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “This community is growing quickly and this new fire station will ensure rapid response from the Burnaby Fire Department in the event of an emergency.” 

"Fire Station 8 comes after years of consultation and cooperation with the Mayor's Office, the City of Burnaby, our Burnaby Firefighters, community stakeholders and local residents,” said Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Burnaby North–Seymour. “Our federal contribution reflects one of the largest investments in community safety and firefighting anywhere in the country and will strengthen service delivery on and around Burnaby Mountain."

“Our vibrant Burnaby Mountain community is home to 7,000 residents and hosts thousands of students, faculty and staff every day,” said SFU President Joy Johnson. “I am grateful to the City of Burnaby and the Government of Canada for investing in the safety needs of SFU’s community and for their commitment to bringing Fire Station 8 to life.”

Although Fire Station 8 is expected to be operational by 2024, the City expects to have crews and equipment in place by early 2023 and is evaluating providing service from a temporary location on Burnaby Mountain at that time.

Features of Fire Station 8

  • 15,000 square feet, on two levels
  • 3 drive-through bays for vehicles
  • Separated decontamination space for crews  
  • Seismically designed to meet post disaster standards
  • Low-carbon heating and operations

Due to its strategic location on Burnaby Mountain, Fire Station 8 will be home to the Burnaby Fire Department’s wild land apparatus and equipment.

This new fire station is being delivered using the Integrated Project Delivery procurement method, which is an intensive, collaborative approach that brings consultants, contractors and City staff together in order to deliver high-quality projects efficiently, in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Learn More: 
Fire Station 8

Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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