Joint News Release - Funding for Wildfire Suppression Equipment

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) has been awarded a $119,545 Community Emergency Preparedness Fund grant from the Province of BC for the purchase of wildfire suppression equipment. This equipment will be a shared resource between Qualicum Beach Fire Rescue, Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department, Coombs-Hilliers Volunteer Fire Department and Nanoose Bay Volunteer Fire Department. Coordinated by the RDN on behalf of its regional partners, this grant enables the four fire departments to acquire a variety of wildfire suppression equipment including water pumps, fire hose, tools and personal protective equipment.

Firefighters fighting a wildfire

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