The Nain Volunteer Fire Brigade members will begin to receive honorariums for their services.
Sarah Leo is the AngajukKak for the Nain Inuit Community Government.
She says that it was decided in this year’s budget to provide the volunteers with an honorarium.
The fire brigade members will receive their payment on a quarterly basis.
Leo says the honorarium shows the community’s appreciation for all the valuable and essential work the fire brigade members do.
In order to receive the payments, the recipients must attend all training sessions, brigade meetings and of course fire calls.
Leo adds that honorariums are common and there are other communities on the north coast that provide the same thing to their members.