Address: Range Road
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Date of Completion: December 2010
Owner: City Of Whitehorse
Architect: Charles A. McLaren Architect
Description: Emergency Services Building for EMS and Fire Department
On January 20th, 2011 the Whitehorse Public Safety Building officially opened. Ketza Group beat out southern firms to act as general contractor on the 18 month, $10.9 million dollar project.
The new building will be home to the primary fire station, emergency operations centre, bylaw services, and city computer infrastructure. It is built to post-disaster standards and includes a number of features including high levels of insulation, high efficiency lighting and windows, solar-assisted heating, and a new water fill station. The 4,552-square-metre facility will include dorm rooms, large meeting spaces, apparatus bays for firefighting vehicles, a training tower for practice rescues, and radio and computer equipment for use in emergencies