NWMO donation means a new fire truck for local Townships

Thanks to the generous donation of $300,000 by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the Townships of Huron-Kinloss and Ashfield-Colborne Wawanosh now have a new state-of-the-art Dependable Spartan FC-94 Pumper Truck for the Lucknow and District Fire Department.

The pumper truck will enhance the coverage area’s firefighting capabilities and safety preparedness.

Michael Pahor, NWMO Site Director for South Bruce, was present for the pumper delivery. “We are pleased to support the municipality as they announce the acquisition of a critical piece of firefighting equipment. As an organization we prioritize public and employee safety and this investment into lifesaving equipment will help keep residents safe for now and years to come,” said Pahor.

The Lucknow and District Fire Board and the two municipalities have always prioritized the safety and well-being of its residents. With this new addition to the firefighting fleet, the community is better equipped than ever to respond swiftly and effectively to emergency situations. The pumper truck will play a pivotal role in safeguarding lives and property in the Lucknow and District Fire Department coverage area.

Deputy Mayor Jim Hanna with NWMO Site Director for South Bruce Michael Pahor and Engagement Associate
Morgan Murray join Fire Chief Chris Cleave and Lucknow & District Fire Department members 

Key features of the new pumper truck include:

1. Advanced Firefighting Technology: Equipped with the latest firefighting technology, this pumper truck ensures that firefighters have the tools they need to combat fires efficiently and safely.

2. Increased Water Capacity: The increased water capacity of the truck enables firefighters to tackle fires of varying sizes and durations, offering enhanced protection to the community.

3. Enhanced Safety: The safety of first responders is paramount. The new truck is designed with modern safety features to protect firefighters during their crucial missions.

This partnership highlights the commitment of NWMO to the well-being of the communities it serves and its dedication to investing in local infrastructure that ensures safety and resilience.

“We are grateful to NWMO for their support in providing us with the resources to enhance our firefighting capabilities,” said Chris Cleave, Fire Chief. “This pumper truck represents a significant upgrade to our fleet and will enable us to respond to emergencies more effectively, ultimately ensuring the safety of our community members.”

“The Township of Huron-Kinloss would like to extend its appreciation to NWMO for their continued investment in our municipality’s infrastructure. Together, we are committed to building a safer, more resilient community for all residents,” said Deputy Mayor Jim Hanna.