Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 9, 2018

Funding Announced for Fire Truck in Heart’s Content

Today, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment was joined by the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde, to announce funding for a new fire truck for the Town of Heart’s Content. The ministers were joined by Fred Cumby, Mayor of Heart’s Content, and representatives of the Heart’s Content Volunteer Fire Brigade.

The new tanker truck will be cost-shared with the Provincial Government funding 80 per cent ($228,000) and the municipality funding 20 percent ($57,000) of the total. The total cost of the truck is $285,000.

Budget 2018 includes an investment of $1.88 million for the replacement of fire protection vehicles and firefighting equipment program for 2018-19. This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“This new truck will enable the Heart’s Content Volunteer Fire Brigade to deliver critical services to residents of the region. This investment supports our government’s commitment to public safety and will enable volunteer firefighters to carry out their work with high quality equipment and to the best of their ability.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“The Heart’s Content Fire Department is comprised of committed volunteers dedicated to serving their community, and I thank them for their service. I am pleased the Provincial Government and the municipality are working together to provide the firefighters with a modern tanker truck which will enable the department to better serve Heart’s Content and the neighbouring communities of Heart’s Desire and New Perlican.”
Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works and MHA for Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde

“As Mayor of The Town of Heart’s Content, I am so pleased that our government has recognized our need to upgrade our firefighting capability. We serve the towns of Heart’s Desire and New Perlican, and the residents of all three towns must surely recognize our government’s commitment to the safety of us all and we thank them for that.”
Fred Cumby
Mayor of Heart’s Content

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Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Lisa Harnum
Constituency Assistant to MHA for Carbonear-Trinity-Bay de Verde
709-596-8194
lisaharnum@gov.nl.ca

Town of Heart’s Content
709-583-2491
heartscontent@persona.ca

2018 08 09                              9:00 p.m.