Kamloops Fire Rescue launches review of fire station locations

By James Peters
June 13, 2018 - 11:39am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Fire Rescue has hired a consultant to review the locations of its fire stations.

Chief Mike Adams says the review was spelled out in KFR's Strategic Plan, which was finalized last year.

"There's no immediate concern. This is planning for the future and being prepared and making sure no one's caught off guard should there be further development. We [want to] ensure we can provide the adequate services throughout the community," said Adams.

There are seven fire stations in Kamloops, located in Lower Sahali, North Shore/Brocklehurst, Valleyview, Westsyde, Heffley Creek, Dallas and Aberdeen.

There are no stations located in the downtown or the North Shore business district, but Adams says he won't presuppose if stations should be moved.

"I think we'll just leave that in the hands of the consultant," said Adams. "Right now, we're comfortable with the locations of the stations. But in conjunction with the recently-approved Official Community Plan, we want to make sure we're aligned with that as the community grows."

"If everything goes as planned, we hope to have something in our hands in the fall for review by KFR management, and then bring that forward to the corporate leadership team and inform our council."

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