The Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre is located in the picturesque foothills of Alberta. The existing aging facility no longer met requirements and therefore was in need of replacement. Clark Builders served as the general contractor for the new Centre, overseeing both the construction of the new facility and the demolition of the previous structure within the same site location.
The facility supports all emergency response within the region through a partnership with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Environment and Parks and is designed to house 24-hour dispatch operations that cater to the Kananaskis region. The two-storey building contains an administration facility, fitness area, crew quarters, locker rooms, meeting space, SCBA breathing air fill station, storage bays and training areas. There are five bays for fire department apparatuses such as fire trucks and ladder trucks, a dormitory space, and a four-storey tall training tower to be used for firefighters in full gear.
The building's exterior reflects a mountain theme and is adorned with a pleasing palette of stone, cladding, and glass. The landscaping has been intentionally designed to blend naturally into the mountainous terrain and was constructed following LEED Silver sustainability targets creating a cost-effective and green solution.