Fire Departments and Emergency Responders Receive Funding For Improved Equipment

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

December 20, 2010 11:12 AM

More than 60 volunteer fire departments and other emergency response organizations will benefit from improved equipment through the Emergency Services Provider Fund.

"Our volunteer firefighters, ground search and rescue organizations and other first responders play a critical role in keeping Nova Scotians safe," said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "This fund will help provide the proper equipment needed by the brave men and women to preform their duties safely and effectively."

The Emergency Services Provider Fund is a $500,000, application-based program that provides up to 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum of $20,000 for approved projects.

The approved projects include essential equipment used directly in the response to a fire or emergency such as jaws of life, turnout gear, self-contained breathing apparatuses, thermal imaging cameras, and pumps, hoses, and nozzles.

A complete list of projects that have received funding through the Emergency Services Provider Fund can be found at
http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/espf/.


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     More than 60 volunteers fire departments and other

emergency response organizations will benefit from improved

equipment through the Emergency Services Provider Fund.

     Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona

Jennex says the fund will help provide the proper equipment

needed by volunteer firefighters and first responders to preform

their duties safely and effectively.

     A complete list of approved projects that have received

funding can be found at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/espf/.

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