The Northwest Regional Airport’s pair of new fire trucks are ready to roll after getting their certification.
Carman Hendry is the airport manager and says they’ve been without their own fire trucks since 1999, and have been relying on municipal services in case of an emergency.
Hendry says the growing airport needed is own fire trucks as mandated by Transport Canada.
With the new firetrucks, the airport meets category five requirements and is also ready for category six.
Hendry says the firetrucks were paid for by Transport Canada with the airport paying for maintenance and operations costs.
Currently, passengers pay a $1.89 per departing flight, but that’s only an estimate so far for cost recovery.
The new firetrucks are specifically designed for airport operations and maintenance staff have been trained and certified to be firefighters.