Black Creek fire training gets federal funding
Federal funds totalling $23,300 will support renovations to the fire rescue training facility in Black Creek, MP John Duncan announced Tuesday.
The money is coming from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.
“The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund will benefit Canadian families and communities immediately, helping to support job creation, boosting economic activity, as well as creating safe and accessible community infrastructure facilities for years to come.”
The funding will enhance the services provided by the training facility and will create jobs. The Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue Association will purchase and install new doors, windows, insulation and locks. They will also paint the structure, and upgrade the plumbing, wiring and culverts.
“Without the many hours of volunteer time and support of the Comox Valley Regional District we would not be have the training structure that so many have worked so hard to develop,” said Fire Chief Niels Holbek.
“The members of Oyster River Volunteer Fire Rescue very much welcome the opportunity to complete the interior of the facility and expand its training capabilities so that it can be put to full use in the training of emergency response personnel.”
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