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Halifax considers fast-tracking new firefighters for Upper Tantallon

By Haley Ryan, CBC News   

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March 5, 2024, Halifax – Halifax is considering fast-tracking more firefighters for Upper Tantallon to address staff shortages in a growing area that experienced a devastating wildfire in 2023. Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency’s $92-million budget for the coming year includes plans to cope with the city’s growing population and wildfire risks while working toward faster response times. Introducing plans to municipal councillors at budget committee meetings last week, the department said it wants to add 15 new firefighters in Upper Tantallon or Hammonds Plains. CBC News reports. | READ MORE

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