MLA Dean says funding will support local fire department in Metchosin, keeping people safe

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METCHOSIN – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says that funding announced today will help the Metchosin fire department to protect more people and structures in the community.

“People in Metchosin are served by an excellent fire department that keeps our community safe,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “This funding for equipment will make this work safer for firefighters and the people they serve.”

The Metchosin fire department is receiving $29,272 in funding for apparatus equipment upgrades.

Through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF), the provincial government is providing more than $6.2 million for 122 local projects, benefiting more than 200 volunteer and composite fire departments across B.C. Composite fire departments are those that have a mix of staff and volunteers.

Since 2017, more than $17 million has been provided to volunteer and composite fire departments through the CEPF for additional equipment and training.