Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle Shelter CYXS

The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) is seeking a grant for a new shelter to house our aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicles. We provide on-site ARFF services, consistent with Canadian Aviation Regulations, at the Prince George Airport (YXS). Currently, our ARFF vehicles are accommodated in the dedicated Firehall area of the existing Combined Services Building (CSB). We have outgrown this area and we have concerns for both safety and overall functionality for operating in this existing structure as it cannot be reconfigured or expanded to meet current and future growth.

As the existing Firehall space will not meet future growth needs, and we do not have a suitable area adjacent to our existing Firehall for a new building that will allow us to meet our required three-minute response time, we propose an extension and modification to our existing Combined Services Building (CSB). The proposed new designated Firehall will be 58' x 32' and 20' high to accommodate space required to house the PGAA 2018 Oshkosh Stryker and 2022 Rosenbauer Panther. In accordance with our required three-minute response time, the extension and modification to the existing CSB structure will be attached to our Staff Meeting room/Emergency Operations Centre, providing us with safe, quick, and effective emergency response routes to our airside fire protection areas.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Prince George Airport Authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website. 

Written comments must be submitted by December 24, 2021 via the online commenting tool or to:

Attn: M. Kenny 
Prince George Airport Authority 
10-4141 Airport Rd.  
Prince George, B.C. V2N 4M6

Impact Assessment Pacific Region 
Transport Canada 
Suite 820 – 800 Burrard St.  
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6Z 2J8 


Latest update

The Prince George Airport Authority has completed a Phase One Environmental Site Assessment and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public;
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures; and
  • a Phase One ESA.

The project will follow all environmental precautions set forth in the awarded contractors environmental project management plan.

Transport Canada has been in communications with PGAA throughout this process, has reviewed this document, and is in agreement with PGAA’s environmental effects determination.

Phase one ESA & PGAA Determination document available upon request.



Prince George Airport Authority
Michelle Kenny, Manager of Corporate Services
10-4141 Airport Rd.
Prince George, British Columbia V2N 4M6
Telephone: 250-963-2400
Fax: 250-963-3462

  • Location

    • Prince George Airport (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle Shelter CYXS
  • Authorities

    • Prince George Airport Authority
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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