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Alberta Fire Chiefs Association receives $200,000 grant from province

June 4, 2024 
By FFIC Staff


June 4, 2024, Alberta — The Government of Alberta is providing a $200,000 grant to the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) to research and develop recommendations for how to strengthen provincial fire data reporting.

This money is in support of the AFCA’s Fire Services Data project, which involves researching a fire services data mechanism to better position municipal leaders to make well-informed decisions about local fire services and protection strategies, the government said in a statement.

“The $200,000 grant to enhance fire data reporting is a testament to the power of collaboration between the government and fire services,” said Randy Schroeder, president of the AFCA, in a press release.

This one-time investment is in addition to the $500,000 in grants the government provides annually to the Fire Services Training Program to help departments cover the costs of course fees and training materials.

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All municipalities, Metis Settlements, and First Nations communities are eligible for these grants to help prepare them to protect their communities, the province said in a release.


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