Haida Gwaii firefighters will be safer with a portion of $6.3 million for PPE

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Feb 28, 2023 – K-J Millar/Haida Gwaii Observer

Firefighters on Haida Gwaii will be kept safer with their share of $6.3 million being allocated for equipment and training to bolster emergency response in the community, the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness announced on Feb. 16.

“Many people across the province live in communities with fire services delivered by volunteer or part-volunteer fire departments and they depend on those fire crews to keep them and their families safe when fires happen,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. “These fire crews have different challenges than most fire departments, and this funding will go a long way by supporting them to purchase new or replacement equipment and deliver training to their volunteers and staff.”

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