Upgrades to a fire station in Sooke are just around the corner.
According to the District of Sooke, renovations on Sooke Fire Station One, located on Otter Point Road, are set to begin on Feb. 1.
The district says a trailer will be arriving on-site Tuesday that will temporarily house fire service administrative operations during construction and that there be no service disruption to the public during renovations.
“The renovation will rectify deficiencies identified in a Baseline Property Condition Assessment (BPCA) conducted in 2020, including occupational health and safety requirements, and upgrades required to the sprinkler system, plumbing and the heating and ventilation system,” the District of Sooke said in a press release on its website.
Upgrades also include a universally accessible washroom in the council chamber and upgrades to the emergency operations centre and its technology, along with first responder training facilities.
“Such facilities will also allow (post-pandemic) space to provide emergency service public education sessions,” the district’s release states.
The renovation project is being funded with a $2,981,000 grant the district received from the provincial government.
The District of Sooke estimates the renovations will take about six months to complete, but notes that it could be longer due to the pandemic and supply chain issues.