Municipal Affairs and Environment
July 28, 2017

Funding Announced for Fire Truck in Steady Brook and Little Rapids

Today, the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined by Scott Reid, MHA for St. George’s-Humber, to announce a new fire truck for Steady Brook and Little Rapids.

The Provincial Government will invest approximately $248,000 for a new pumper truck that pumps 1,050 gallons of water per minute and has a 1,000 gallon tank with foam capacity. The vehicle will be cost-shared, with the Provincial Government funding 80 per cent and the municipality funding 20 percent of the total.

Budget 2017 includes an investment of $1.88 million for the replacement of fire protection vehicles and firefighting equipment program for 2017-18.

“Our government is demonstrating its support and commitment to the safety and well-being of residents. This new pumper will deliver an important and necessary service while enhancing public safety in the region. We are proud of our dedicated fire departments and want to provide the best firefighting equipment possible for all firefighters in our province.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“The pumper truck that we announced today will be a great benefit for the residents of the Town of Steady Brook and Little Rapids. I’m very pleased to see the Provincial Government investing in fire services in St. George’s - Humber.”
Scott Reid
MHA for St. George’s - Humber

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Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

Vanessa Muise
Constituency Assistant to
Scott Reid, MHA for St. George’s - Humber

2017 07 28                              11:45 a.m.