02/01/2013 06:23 EST | Updated 04/03/2013 05:12 EDT

Expansion of 911 in Newfoundland and Labrador on track for 2014 target:minister

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The minister responsible for emergency services in Newfoundland and Labrador says basic 911 services will be expanded in the province by the end of 2014.

Kevin O'Brien says work on province-wide 911 implementation is moving ahead and is on track.

O'Brien says the next step will involve making final decisions on the best model for management of the system and for financing.

He says further consultations are planned with various organizations including the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.

O'Brien says the government will provide an update on its progress by the end of the year.