September 2, 2009
New Fire Truck for St. Joseph�s
The St. Joseph�s Fire Department will
receive a new tanker truck, with the Provincial
Government contributing 90 per cent of the cost.
"The Provincial Government is pleased
to provide funding to aid the Town of St. Joseph�s in
purchasing a new fire truck," said the Honourable Dianne
Whalen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister
Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services �
Newfoundland and Labrador. "This funding is part of our
government�s plan to enhance fire protection services
throughout the province by contributing to fire truck
and equipment purchases."
The new truck will be cost-shared at a
90/10 ratio between the province and the town. The
Provincial Government will contribute $206,443, while
the municipality will add $22,938. Including the
utilization of a GST rebate of $10,619, the total cost
of the truck is approximately $240,000.
"This state of the art fire truck is a
great addition to the fire protection services of St.
Joseph�s and the surrounding communities of St. Mary�s
Bay North," said Felix Collins, MHA for the District of
Placentia - St. Mary�s. "With this purchase and other
much needed equipment allocated to the fire department
and region in the past year, residents can look forward
to much enhanced fire protection services."
The truck purchase is part of the $1.7
million allocation for fire equipment in the 2009-10
Municipal Capital Works Program.
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