Improving wildfire response and management capabilities

Merritt Fire Zone Provincial Training Centre

To support the fire suppression and monitoring capabilities in one of British Columbia’s largest and most active fire suppression zones, the Ministry required a more comprehensive fire response and training facility. As the strategic operations based for out-of-province firefighters during peak season, it was essential the facility could house upwards of 58 people.

Working closely with stakeholders, Kasian designed a facility that supports the emergency needs of the area and provides crucial hands-on training and assessment for firefighting recruits. The facility is designed to support regular and emergency operations and has the necessary facilities to develop firefighting skills in a similar, yet safe environment.


  • Client Ministry of Forests, Land + Natural Resource Operations
  • Location Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
  • Size 14,300 ft2
  • Construction Value $3.8 M
  • Completed 2013

The B.C. government is committed to safeguarding the well-being of B.C.'s families and protecting our natural resources and infrastructure. The new firefighting and training facilities in Merritt will expand our capabilities and benefit communities throughout B.C.

Steve Thomson Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

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