A plan to extend Enderby’s fire hall is now on the back burner.
Cost has forced the Enderby Fire Rescue Society to change its fundraising plans from a hall extension to life-saving equipment.
“New vehicles are made using harder and stronger metals that are more difficult to cut with our existing Jaws of Life equipment, which is twenty-five years old,” says society president Craig Bell.
About $35,000 has been raised so far with the cost of the new equipment expected to total $100,000.
The society switched fundraising gears when they discovered the hall extension would cost double what had been estimated.
A builder handed in a quote of approximately $700,000, Bell says.
He says an extension or new hall will be needed within ten years and will have to become part of the city’s long-term plan.