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67-year-old fire hall to be demolished late March

A 67-year-old fire hall will be demolished this spring.

According to the town of Comox, the hall on Gladstone Street was erected in 1957, serving as a first responder service for over 20 years before being decommissioned in 1978. This was after the fire hall on Noel Avenue was established.

Since then, it has been used as a storage facility for seasonal items, office furniture, and fire equipment.

The town and Comox fire protection say it will be demolished rather than renovated because most of the building is old and contaminated with lead and asbestos.

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Fire Chief Gord Schreiner says many memories were made in the old hall.

“Personally, I spent hundreds of hours in that building and responded to many calls, have been gifted special memories, and met many incredible people who helped build our organization into what it is today,” said Schreiner.

While the demolition takes place, the town adds they will recycle as many non-hazardous materials as possible, with plans to divert them from the local landfill.

They also say that in late March, Comox Archives and Museum will host a display about the hall to commemorate its legacy.

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The demolition starts in late March.

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