Last year, we lost water due to the resources spent on fighting the fire at Five Corners – two condo buildings were on fire, neither of them highrises.
We currently have a highrise tower being built near Johnston Road and North Bluff. We have the Miramar towers (Phase 2) slated for Thrift and Johnson. There is a proposal pending city council’s decision on the Foster/Martin towers – three highrises.
I live in one of White Rock’s smaller condo buildings, near the two existing Miramar towers.
What assurances do White Rock condo residents have that we are safe if a fire starts? What assurances do we have that our firefighters have the capacity to protect the existing multi-resident structures – never mind the ones being built… or proposed?
We have no such assurances.
I would like to hear what the fire chief recommends to ensure that we have the proper resources to fight a large-scale fire.
Let’s take steps to address this major risk to the safety of our residents.
Jill Dahl, White Rock