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Off road vehicle to help North Queens firefighters respond to Keji emergencies

Published on September 6, 2017

The North Queens Fire Association will use its new side-by-side, bought with the help of a $15,000 donation by Parks Canada, for better access to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site during emergencies.

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CALEDONIA - Parks Canada made a contribution of $15,000 to the North Queens Fire Association (NQFA) to enhance capacity for medical first response to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

The association bought a side-by-side to help them access the park in the case of an emergency.

The NQFA is a local volunteer fire department recognized as an agency of jurisdiction for Kejimkujik to provide medical first response to the park’s front country, according to a Memorandum of Understanding with Parks Canada.

Canada 150 celebrations have seen substantial increases in visitation to Kejimkujik, and this enhanced capacity has ensured medical first response for Kejimkujik and other remote area needs for 2017 and beyond, said Parks Canada in a release.