The interests of Nova Scotia’s firefighters are in good hands thanks to the work of organizations such as the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Firefighters School. The fire service association recently presented a plan to create a provincial fire service training program to Minister of Environment and Labour Mark Parent. Under the proposal, 90 per cent of Nova Scotia’s fire service members could attain training within 90 minutes of their communities. Mr. Parent thanked the fire service association for its effort. “I would like to acknowledge the work of the association in developing a multi-year plan for improved training across the province,” he said. “In conjunction with other interested departments, Environment and Labour will review the proposed Provincial Fire Service Training Program plan.” Tom Bremner, president of the fire service association, said fire service training needs to be modernized. “Our association looks forward to working with the Department of Environment and Labour towards safer communities, and the safety of all firefighters.”
New Delhi: Air travel will become a bit costlier as the Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to increase the aviation security fee (ASF) from Rs 130 to Rs 150 for each Indian passenger from July 1 onwards, according to an official document. For international passengers, the ASF will be increased from 3.25 $to 4.85 $from next month, the document stated. “The ASF for domestic passengers will be levied at the rate of Rs 150 per embarking passenger,” said an Ministry of Civil Aviation order dated June 7. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents”The ASF for international passengers will be levied at the rate of $4.85 or equivalent Indian rupees per embarking passenger,” the order added. The ASF will be replacing the PSF (SC), which stands of passenger service fee (security component). “The above rates of the ASF will be applicable with effect from 00.01 Hrs of 01.07.2019 and will replace the PSF (SC) which was being charged so far at the rate of Rs 130 per embarking passenger for tickets issued against Indian Rupees and $3.25 per embarking passenger for tickets issued against foreign currency,” the order stated.