New specialty license plates for firefighters
Submitted photo by the Government of Manitoba... Manitoba's new firefighter licence plate. It will be available in the summer and will cost $70.
The Province of Manitoba announced that new specialty licence plates will be available by mid-summer for firefighters to acknowledge them as ever-important members to any community.
"Firefighters put their lives at risk on a daily basis and I can't think of a better way to pay homage to their dedication and commitment than a licence plate they can proudly display," said Premier Greg Selinger in a statement. "This specialty licence plate will provide firefighters across the province with a common, visual bond."
Manitoba's firefighter plate will be red in colour, with the phrase 'Serving Our Community' along with the firefighters' Maltese cross.
"It is special," said George Kerr, a shift fire captain at the Portage Fire Department. "It's very nice to be thought of in that way and that they're recognizing the service we're providing and the commitment we give."
The plates will cost $70, with $30 directed to a pair of Manitoba-supported firefighter charities such as the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Firefighters Burn Fund.