Province Invests Millions in Firefighting Fleet

Monday, November 29, 2004 at 14:49



The provincial government is spending $42 million over the next four years to modernize northern Saskatchewan’s firefighting fleet.


The province plans to buy four new retardent-carrying land-based turbine airtankers and three twin-engine turbine guide craft.


The long-term plans includes either upgrading or replacing the province’s six CL-215 amphibious aircraft.


Environment Minister David Forbes says the upgrades will start this winter with the purchase of a light, fast-flying, twin-engine turbine aircraft.


There will also be improvements made to northern infrastructure including hangars, tarmacs, aprons and runways.