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New fire agreements for Beaverlodge, Hythe and Wembley

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The County of Grande Prairie will fight fires in Beaverlodge, Hythe and Wembley for at least another five years. The towns have signed a new agreement to contract the County’s fire protection services.

It’ll cost them a flat fee of $90,000, which includes a building in each community. There will be a 3.5 per cent annual increase to cover the cost of services and inflation.

The County will still pay for dispatch, the foam needed to put out fires, fuel for trucks and a Medical First Response unit. Also part of the deal, each municipality will keep any money made by responding to calls on provincial highways.

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