City of Kitimat – Fire Department

City of Kitimat – Fire Department

Kitimat is a district municipality in the North Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. It is a member municipality of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine regional government. The Kitimat Fire Department provides pre-hospitalization care, fire prevention, and suppression, hazard mitigation, and rescue.

Year2016ServicesConstruction, engineering, hardware, content creation, installation, managed services.

Challenge:

Provide a turnkey solution for a large outdoor sign to increase community safety awareness. It needed to be installed within a 3 month period in a remote location (1400 km from nearest city). Another requirement was that it was moose proof, bear-proof and snow removal proof. 

Solution:

Designed, fabricated, and installed a turn-key solution that features:

  1. A 2.4m x 1.2m double-sided outdoor colour LED sign
  2. Vandal glass for protection
  3. Concrete work: 2-post steel structure, engineering permits, paint and finish
  4. Conduit trenching, electrical and data connections
  5. Training, initial content, and ongoing support

Result:

Utilizing several phases of design and engineering review resulted in a higher acceptance of the client. The sign was delivered on time and on budget. The Kitimat Fire Department has increased its ability to effectively communicate safety messages with out of town visitors and residents. The Kitimat Fire Department has increased its ability to effectively communicate safety messages with out of town visitors and residents.