Kenora Fire and Emergency Centre

City of Kenora | November 2010 | 18,000 sq ft

The 18,000 sq. ft. emergency services facility is constructed completely of fireproof materials with the exception of the heavy timber roof. The building consists of four double-sized drive-through fire truck bays, administration areas, staff quarters and conference facilities.

The building’s roof is designed to collect rainwater in a 10,000 gallon cistern and is used for filling the tanker trucks. The roof is expected to collect approximately 130,000 gallons annually and offload the City’s water system by an equivalent amount. The building utilizes high efficiency condensing boilers, in-floor heating and heat-recovery ventilation to ensure the building’s efficient operation. The roof overhangs and sunshades provide full shading in the summer, with full sun penetration in the middle of winter.

Photos by Ihor Kortchevich