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Fire service cost recovery may prove costly for those without safety equipment

by Mike Robinson

ABERFOYLE – Puslinch is considering a harder stance on those not taking proper safety precautions.

Part of that discussion may include billing property and business owners the costs of safety equipment damaged during responses to such calls.

Puslinch fire chief Steven Goode described the idea as a means of cost recovery.

Goode made his pitch at council on June 17 following a presentation outlining the cost to replace damaged equipment as a result of calls earlier in the year.

On April 27, Puslinch Fire and Rescue Services responded to a reported dust collector fire on Nicholas Beaver Rd. The fire was confined to an exterior dust collector system on the north/east corner of the industrial building…

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