Municipal Affairs and Environment
July 31, 2017

Funding Announced for New Fire Truck and Fire Hall Feasibility Study in Random Island West

The Provincial Government is providing funding for a new fire truck for Random Island West and will also offer financial support for a feasibility study for a fire hall in Elliott’s Cove.

Approximately $229,000 will be invested for a new tanker truck that has a 1,500 gallon poly water tank and a 1,500 gallon aluminum folding frame portable water tank. As well, $50,000 will be provided under the Municipal Capital Works Program for a feasibility study for a new fire hall. The study will assess the current infrastructure and current fire services needs in the region, in order to develop planning and programming documents.

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

“Our government is committed to providing the best firefighting equipment and facilities to fire departments throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. We anticipate that this new tanker truck will benefit residents and their families, and assist volunteer firefighters to respond quickly in an emergency. We are pleased to be investing in a feasibility study for a fire hall in Elliott’s Cove.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I am pleased to announce this significant investment in firefighting equipment and infrastructure in Random Island West. The new fire truck will be a great addition to the Random Island West Fire Department and support the volunteer firefighters as they assist residents in need.”
Colin Holloway
MHA for Terra Nova

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

Joanne Freeman
Constituency Assistant to
Colin Holloway, MHA for Terra Nova

2017 07 31                              9:45 a.m.