New fire truck for Pla­cen­tia brigade

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The Pla­cen­tia Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will be get­ting a new cus­tom­ized pumper truck.

The news was an­nounced last Tues­day in the com­mu­nity, with Darin King, the min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for fire and emer­gency ser­vices, on hand to share the de­tails.

“This cus­tom­ized fire truck will en­hance the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Pla­cen­tia Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, en­sur­ing homes and busi­nesses in the area are even bet­ter pro­tected,” King said in a news re­lease is­sued the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment and the Town of Pla­cen­tia will jointly han­dle the cost of the $340,000 truck. Pla­cen­tia will be on the hook for 20 per cent of that amount. The truck will have ad­di­tional fea­tures and ca­pa­bil­i­ties as pri­or­i­tized by mem­bers of the lo­cal fire depart­ment.

“A well-equipped fire depart­ment is crit­i­cal to a com­mu­nity’s sense of se­cu­rity,” Mayor Wayne Power Jr. said in the same re­lease. “This cus­tom­ized fire truck will pro­vide the ca­pa­bil­i­ties our fire­fight­ers need to com­plete their work as quickly as pos­si­ble. I thank ev­ery­one who ad­vo­cated for this new fire truck.”

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The Pla­cen­tia Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment will be get­ting a new cus­tom­ized fire truck in the not-too-dis­tant fu­ture. On hand for the big an­nounce­ment last week were, from the left, pro­vin­cial cab­i­net min­is­ter Darin King, lo­cal fire chief Wayne Power Sr., Pla­cen­tia-St. Mary’s MHA Felix Collins, and Mayor Wayne Power Jr.

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