Fire and Emergency Services

NDP FES critic George Murphy

It’s been a month since the province’s new 911 service was introduced, and NDP Fire and Emergency Services Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the reality of the service is falling far short of government promises.

 
NDP FES critic George Murphy

The NDP critic for Fire and Emergency Services says the province’s new 911 system has resulted in two-tiered service. George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says there is a vast difference between a trained 911 dispatcher and a call-taker.

 
NDP Fire & Emergency Services Critic George Murphy

The NDP critic for Fire and Emergency Services says recent Red Alerts – situations when the northeast Avalon was left without ambulances – need immediate government attention. George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) took government to task on the situation today in the House of Assembly.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the new 911 system being introduced by government is nowhere near what is needed.

 
NDP Fire and Emergency Services Critic George Murphy

NDP Fire and Emergency Services critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is hopeful government will act quickly in response to a consultant’s report on the provincial road ambulance system.

 

NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is calling for government to release the findings of the review of the Provincial Ambulance Program.

 

NDP Fire and Emergency Services Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) hopes that the ambulance review and consultation process now underway will bring positive changes to the system as well as some relief to over-worked ambulance attendants.

 
NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the government’s current string of fire equipment funding is nothing more than a rejigging of last year’s pre-election announcements and other money from the same fiscal year, and that firefighting services in this province need predictable and sustainable funding.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's East.

MR. MURPHY:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 

NDP Municipal Affairs Critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) says the province was lucky to get off as lightly as it did during tropical storm Leslie. While government says it was ready, Leslie served as a trial run for emergency services which still need a hard test to prove they will be handle to handle everything that nature can throw at them.

 

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