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N.S. volunteer firefighting departments worried as fund for training dwindles

By Zack Power, Global News   

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Mar. 6, 2024, Waverley, N.S. – Volunteer firefighters could be on the hook for training for 2024, according to the Nova Scotia Firefighters School. Currently, it costs between $150 and $600 per person per course, according to John Cunningham, the school’s executive director. Volunteer fire departments apply for the funding pool, which cuts down training costs. Otherwise, it would come out of the departments’ budgets, fundraising, or out-of-pocket from the volunteer firefighters themselves. | READ MORE

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