Dedicated Fire Protection System (DFPS)
The City’s Dedicated Fire Protection System (DFPS) is a $52 million system that will make sure there is a reliable supply of water for fighting fires in the high-density areas of the downtown peninsula, Kitsilano, and Fairview Slopes.
The DFPS consists of two saltwater pumping stations and a dedicated earthquake-resistant pipeline.
The first pump station at False Creek was opened in September 1995. The second opened in Coal Harbour in February 1997. The pipeline protecting the downtown core and the Kitsilano / Fairview Neighborhoods was completed in 2003.
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