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August 18, 2009

Peterview to Receive New Fire Truck

The Peterview Fire Department will receive a new fire truck, with the Provincial Government contributing 90 per cent of the approximate $260,000 cost.

"Our government is pleased to partner with the Town of Peterview to purchase a new fire truck," said the Honourable Dianne Whalen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services - Newfoundland and Labrador. "The new fire truck will provide residents with enhanced fire protection capacity. Our government remains committed to enhancing fire protection services throughout the province by contributing to projects like fire truck acquisitions, personal protective equipment purchases and fire hall construction and repair."

The new truck will be cost-shared at a 90/10 ratio between the province and the town. The Provincial Government will contribute $223,646, while the municipality will add $24,850. Including the utilization of a GST rebate of $11,504, the total cost of the truck is approximately $260,000.

"The Town of Peterview has been in need of a new fire truck for some time and this announcement will of course enable them to provide the essential fire protection services the town requires," said Clayton Forsey, MHA for the District of Exploits. "I want to thank the minister and the staff of Fire and Emergency Services - Newfoundland and Labrador for making this partnership and project a reality."

This purchase is part of the $1.7 million allocation for fire equipment through the 2009-10 Municipal Capital Works Program.

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Bradley Power
Public Relations Specialist
Fire and Emergency Services � Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-0857, 697-5216 
Tess Burke
Government Members Office
709-729-3551, 699-2402


2009 08 18                                                   12:35 p.m.

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