Frog Lake First Nation has opened its new fire hall. The hall will provide around 7,000 square feet for the First Nation’s Fire Department.
On Friday, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada Jane Philpott congratulated Frog Lake on their grand opening.
“Investing in fire safety and reliable infrastructure on reserve are shared priorities that I am pleased to see all partners working on together. The Government of Canada is pleased to work with Frog Lake First Nation in the construction of their new fire hall, and I congratulation them on the completion of this project.”
The fire fall was funded through the First Nation Infrastructure Fund with $2.3 million invested in the project by Indigenous Services Canada.
The hall will support fire protection services in the community and surrounding areas, as well as store equipment. The Fire Department currently has three fire trucks and with the new facility, they will be able to provide shorter emergency response times.
The First Nation has a population of 3,370, which includes 1,840 people who live in the reserve.