Nov. 1, 2022, P.E.I – Island fire services across the province will receive grants to purchase disaster response and communications equipment to help them prepare for future emergency events.
The Department of Justice and Public Safety is investing over $1 million in emergency preparedness with local fire services. Each of the 35 fire departments will receive a one-time grant of $20,000 through the PEI Firefighter Association (PEIFFA) to help with the purchase of lifesaving, disaster response equipment, such as chainsaws, portable lights and other safety equipment.
To ensure reliable communication interoperability between fire and emergency services, the Department of Justice and Public Safety will also be providing the PEIFFA a one-time grant of $300,000 to purchase PICS II radios and backup batteries. These radios will be distributed to local fire services who are still using seed radios.
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