Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Mid-Island Co-op presents a giant $13,785 cheque to the Errington Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Mid-Island Co-Op donates more than $13,000 to Errington Fire Department

Funds to be used to purchase tablets for frontline engines

Mid Island Co-op donated $13,785 to Errington Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new computer-aided dispatch tablets for two of their frontline engines.

The Errington Fire Department was established in 1965 and is made up of trained local volunteers, who provide 24/7 fire protection and other emergency services for their surrounding community homes, properties, and businesses.

“The donation that we received from Mid Island Co-op for our two new CAD tablets will keep our crews safer on all calls and help us arrive faster to the scene because of the mapping system,” said Troy Bater, fire chief.

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The new CAD tablets will allow the department to see what fire dispatch is typing in real time without the use of the radio, which will save time arriving to the emergency locations.

“Mid Island Co-op is proud to support the Errington Fire Department in purchasing their new equipment,” said Ian Anderson, CEO of Mid Island Co-op. “They provide an important service in our community and with this new technology, they can now respond to emergencies faster.”

The cheque was delivered to Errington department by Anderson, and local Mid Island Co-op gas bar manager Lisa Howe.

— NEWS Staff

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