New fire equip­ment for Gar­nish

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Grand Bank District MHA Darin King has con­firmed a $10,000 Spe­cial As­sis­tant Grant has been ap­proved for the Town of Gar­nish.

Act­ing Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Tom Hed­der­son an­nounced the fund­ing for the pur­chase of new equip­ment for the Gar­nish Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment.

The fund­ing will al­low the Gar­nish Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment to pur­chase two sets of Self Con­tained Breath­ing Ap­pa­ra­tus (S.C.B.A.) com­plete with case and cylin­der, giv­ing them the nec­es­sary safety equip­ment to re­spond to emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

Mr. King ex­plained “Fire­fight­ers pro­vide an es­sen­tial ser­vice within our com­mu­ni­ties. Th­ese vol­un­teers are unique whereby they are of­ten called upon to pro­vide as­sis­tance in very danger­ous sit­u­a­tions.

“ This con­tin­ued com­mit­ment by our gov­ern­ment as­sists them in en­sur­ing they have the nec­es­sary equip­ment to re­spond.”

This fund­ing was ap­proved un­der the new 90-10 cost­share ar­range­ment an­nounced by pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment last year as part of the Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works Pro­gram (MCW).

The Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram fosters the de­vel­op­ment of cost-shared projects in a wide range of mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture, in­clud­ing wa­ter and waste­water treat­ment, roads, recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties and fire equip­ment.

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