Series 215 - Fire Department

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Fire Department

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31 cm of textual records;10 plans

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([19-?] -)

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The Engineering & Public Works Division is responsible for: the engineering design, and construction of the City's infrastructure and all City owned buildings; the delivery and maintenance of the local water supply; the maintenance of the sewer and drainage, dykes and irrigation system; the maintenance and development of current and long range engineering planning, the Geographic Information System (GIS), and drafting; the coordination of garbage, recycling collection, litter collection and environmental protection services on behalf of residents; the maintenance of the City’s road network; and providing, managing and operating a mixed fleet of vehicles, heavy equipment and an assortment of specialized work units for the City operations.

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Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, staff reports, copies of fire code regulations, bylaws and maps relating to the role of the Engineering Department in overseeing the activities of the Fire Department and the provision of fire protection services in Richmond. The Engineering Department is responsible for the provision of engineering services related to fire protection such as providing water for fire hydrants, opening floodboxes, and positioning and installing fire signals. The Department was also responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of fire halls. The majority of this series is comprised of general files which cover a broad range of topics and intiatives including: the adoption of a British Columbia Fire Code Regulation, the findings of a Fire Underwriters survey, the preparation of fire fighting budgets, the monitoring the issuance of fire permits, the enforcement of fire regulations, negotiating for the construction and equiping of new fire halls, and the renovation and retrofitting of existing fire halls. The series also includes specific files on Richmond Fire Hall #6 at No. 4 road, and Richmond Fire Hall #5 - East Richmond.

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BCAUL control number: CRICH-SER-215

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