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Thank you! And Stay Tuned for More Info

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent ASC open houses. We appreciate the insights and ideas that were shared as part of our presentation and small group discussion. We will be compiling the information to share what we heard, as well as next steps. In the meantime, if you were unable to attend, you can click the following links to view the newsletter, explore the display panels, view the presentation, and provide your feedback. Thank you again to all those who attended and especially, our dedicated community volunteers who make up the Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee.

For more information, you can also add your name to our project update email distribution list. Simply send us an email at facilitator.cfhasc@gmail.com


Summary of ASC Recommendations to Town Council

History of the ASC's Fire Hall Review

ASC Newsletter

Open House Display Panels

Presentation 

Feedback Form


JOIN US FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE & WORLD CAFE CONVERSATIONS!

The Community Fire Hall Select Advisory Committee (ASC) has been systematically and thoroughly looking at options to help solve our collective community challenge: to establish a new Fire Hall for the Town of Creston.

The ASC is made up of dedicated community volunteers, technical experts and elected officials tasked with helping the Town identify, communicate and consult on potential options, recommendations and action items.

Please join us at one of two open houses, featuring a presentation on what we know to date, followed by small group discussion, in a world café-style format, about what we need to consider moving forward.


Open House Programs 

Location: Creston Room, Creston & District Community Complex (312 19 Ave N)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1:30: to 2:30: Open house to view display panels and talk one-on-one with ASC members, technical experts and Town staff

2:30-3:00pm: Presentation on what we’ve learned so far

3:00-4:30pm: Breakout into rotating small groups for Q & A and discussion about what else we need to consider (3 rotations on a variety of topics)

4:30-5:00pm: Report out on what we heard in the small group discussions

Monday, June 25, 2018 

4:00-6:00: Open house to view display panels and talk one-on-one with ASC members, technical experts and Town staff

6:00-6:30pm: Presentation on what we’ve learned so far

6:30-8:00pm: Breakout into rotating small groups for Q & A and discussion about what else we need to consider (3 rotations on a variety of topics)

8:30-9:00pm: Report out on what we heard in the small group discussions

Learn More & Provide your Feedback

Can’t make it to the open house? We’ll be posting copies of the materials from the open house, including the link to the feedback form here. Please stay tuned for more information.

You can also add your name to our project update email distribution list. Simply send us an email at facilitator.cfhasc@gmail.com

For more information, including meeting updates, technical reports and presentation from the Community Fire Hall Advisory Committee meetings at facilitator.cfhasc@gmail.com

Open House Boards

Open House Newsletter


Next Steps

Your input is important, and this is the first step in sharing information – and learning more from our community. Watch for more information and opportunities this summer.

The information we receive through the open house, feedback forms, presentations and other events will be considered as we continue our work to establish a new Fire Hall for the Town of Creston and partner areas.

Interested in hosting a presentation for your service club, group or association? Simply email the ASC Facilitator Kerry McArthur at facilitator.cfhasc@gmail.com


COMMITTEE UPDATES

June 27th, 2018


MEETING SCHEDULE (Updated May 25th, 2018)

2018 Meeting Calendar_updated May25

RESOURCES

June 20th, 2018 Meeting Resources

June 20th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Atlus - 2018 Construction Cost Guide


June 13th, 2018 Meeting Resources

June 13th, 2018 - Minutes

Creston Finance ASC Presentation

Taxation Memo


June 6th, 2018 Meeting Resources

June 6th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

ASC Key Messages

ASC Principles

ASC Communications Plan

CAFH Presentation


May 30th, 2018 Meeting Resources

May 30th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Space Estimate - Qualicum Beach

Space Estimate - Osoyoos

Space Estimate - Creston FH


May 23rd, 2018 Meeting Resources

May 23rd, 2018 - Meeting Notes


May 16th, 2018 Meeting Resources

May 16th, 2018 - Meeting Notes



May 9th, 2018 Meeting Resources

May 9th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

FireWise Consulting - Creston Fire Station Report Presentation

FireWise Consulting - Final Fire Station Report

FireWise Consulting - Final Fire Station Report EXHIBITS


May 2nd, 2018 Meeting Resources

May 2nd, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Siting Materials


April 18th, 2018 Meeting Resources

April 18th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

ASC Flow Chart

AIBC Bulletin 31: Buildings Requiring the Services of an Architect

AIBC Bulletin 31: Appendix A - Comparison Chart

Spatial Analysis


April 11th, 2018 Meeting Resources

April 11th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Industrial Hygienist Report - Town of Creston Fire Hall Assessment March 2018

University of the Fraser Valley - Determinants of Injury and Death in Canadian Firefighters - Feb 2018 Report


April 4th, 2018 Meeting Resources

April 4th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

FireWise Consulting - Creston Fire Hall Interim Measures Report

FireWise Consulting - Presentation - Creston Interim Measures

FireWise Exhibits

1 - WorkSafeBC Part 312 - WorksafeBC G-5.54-3-Exposure Control Plan3 - Exposure Limits Table4 - Cleaning4b - 7 Steps to Clean Firefighter Turnout Gear
5 - NS FS Article Fire Attack Tactics6 - NIOSH Firefighter Cancer Study w/ Summary7 - Exhaust Management SOP - Pasadena Fire8 - Firefighter Physicals Guide9 - Surrey Decontamination SOP
10 - IARC Diesel Exhaust Cancer Finding11 - On-Scene Decontamination SOG12 - Standard Exposure Section13 - FETI Decontamination Skills Guide


March 21st, 2018 Meeting Resources

March 21st, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Presentation - Creston Fire Rescue

Handout - 2017 CFR Call Statistics

Handout - Town of Creston Community Wildlife Protection Plan

Handout - Bylaw No. 1774 - Fire Services

Reference Material - Creston Citizen Survey Final Report

Reference Material - CFR Department Strategic Plan (Sept 14th, 2015)


March 14th, 2018 Meeting Resources

March 14th, 2018 - Meeting Notes

Presentation - Fire Department Requirements

Meeting Handouts


March 7th, 2018 Meeting Resources

March 7th, 2018 - Meeting Notes


Update February 28th, 2018

The Town of Creston is pleased to announce the establishment of its Community Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee (ASC), whose mandate is to bring forward recommendations to Council for short and long-term solutions to address deficiencies of the existing Fire Hall.

View Media Release.

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The Town of Creston invites you to join the Community Fire Hall Advisory Committee (NOW CLOSED)

snipCouncil invites interested and enthusiastic residents or property owners from the Town of Creston, or a Town of Creston Fire Protection Contract Area, to serve on its new Community Fire Hall Advisory Committee (AC). The AC will explore Fire Hall options that will meet community needs, and those of our fire fighters, now and for years to come. 

While the recent borrowing referendum was unsuccessful, the Town of Creston is still required to provide a Fire Hall that meets legislative requirements (e.g., BC Building Code), health and safety regulations (e.g., WorkSafe BC), industry guidelines (e.g., National Fire Protection Association), and other criteria.

Working with technical experts and an appointed facilitator, the AC will help us explore workable solutions that address our Fire Hall challenges, then make recommendations to Council for short and long-term solutions.

It’s anticipated that the AC will include approximately 9 to 11 members, and will meet once every two weeks over the next six or more months. Members will be chosen based on criteria outlined in the Community Fire Hall Advisory Committee Terms of Reference, and will represent varied stakeholder and community interests. Interested individuals or organizations are invited to review the Terms of Reference, and submit the application form by Feb. 2, 2018. (NOW CLOSED)

Applications will be reviewed, with Council finalizing Advisory Committee membership on February 13, 2018. Edit: Due to delay in receiving confirmation from all members, this date has been changed to February 27th, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in making our community safe!

Copies of all applications will be made available to Creston Town Council and staff, for the sole purpose of making appointments to the committee. Your information is being collected in accordance with section 26 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

For more information contact us here, or check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.