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February 12, 2015
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Murray Harbour Fire Department acquires new equipment

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

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The Murray Harbour Fire Department is acquiring a Jaws of Life with support from the Island Community Fund, says Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley.

“Rural fire departments play a vital role in helping to keep people in rural communities safe and secure,” said Mr. MacKinley. “The acquisition of the Jaws of Life will enable the Murray Harbour Fire Department to enhance its services to area residents.”

The Island Community Fund will contribute a total of $13,000 to the Village of Murray Harbour to enable the purchase of the new equipment. The total cost is $26,000. The fire department provides fire services and medical first response to approximately 1,700 properties in the area.

“It is a considerable cost to purchase this equipment and we are very pleased to have the support of the provincial government for our fire department,” said Alan Glover. “Because of that, we have been able to renovate our fire hall, purchase some safety equipment and now get our rescue tools.”

“The Island Community Fund helps build stronger rural communities by enhancing economic opportunities, supporting recreational opportunities, increasing public safety and strengthening community spirit,” said Minister MacKinley. “We will continue to invest in projects that support our Island communities.”

Since 2009, the Island Community Fund has invested nearly $20 million to support more than 400 projects across the province, with a total project value of $67 million.

Media Contact: Wayne MacKinnon
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