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qathet Regional District to seek volunteer fire department funds

Endorsing an application to Union of British Columbia Municipalities discussed at last week's finance committee meeting
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qathet Regional District's board will consider endorsing an application to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for the volunteer and composite fire departments equipment and training fund for the Northside Volunteer Fire Department, Savary Island Volunteer Fire Department, Malaspina Volunteer Fire Department and Lasqueti Island Volunteer Fire Department.

According to a staff report, discussed at the September 20 finance committee meeting, UBCM first offered the fund in 2019 and in that opportunity, qRD was successful in receiving almost $70,000 for firefighting equipment and training facility development for its four fire departments.

In this intake, the funding stream is providing an opportunity for each of the qRD’s four fire departments to access up to $30,000 in provincial funding to help meet fire department training and equipment requirements.

 

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