New fire station pilot project launched in Wemotaci
November 14, 2022 By FFIC Staff
Nov. 14, 2022, Wemotaci, Que. – In Quebec, François Néashit, chief of the Conseil des Atikamekw de Wemotaci, and Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services, are taking the first step toward bringing fire protection services in Wemotaci up to provincial health and safety standards.
The first of its kind to be funded by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), the project’s first phase will include building a new fire station and installing modern decontamination equipment to meet provincial health and safety standards for firefighters. With the appropriate infrastructure and equipment, Wemotaci firefighters will be able to do their work more efficiently, and above all, more safely, for the benefit of all community members.
For ISC, this project is part of its plan to bring all First Nations fire services in Quebec up to provincial standards. This will reduce health and safety gaps for First Nations firefighters.
The community of Wemotaci and ISC’s project managers are currently working together to identify the construction site for this new infrastructure.
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