As of Monday, June 7th, 2021 the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service has completed its Firehall Waterline Upgrade Project. This will vastly improve the time required to fill the firetrucks which ensures an improved and constant emergency preparedness.
Originally the firehall was using a 2’’ water service line. This line was inefficient and took nearly 45 minutes to completely fill a single firetruck. This limited size of the line focused the water volume to one area, which hindered the ability to properly use sinks and toilets within the firehall due to a significant drop in water pressure.
The project upgraded the line from 2’’ to a 6’’ line. With this new line, truck filling is vastly improved to 7 minutes to completely fill a truck. Water pressure is now no longer an issue and all other facilities that require water within the station can now be used simultaneously. The Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service is also a hub for training. This new line will greatly accommodate the future capacity that is required for training demand, which ensures the firefighters within the region will remain the best of the best.