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New $30 million in Ontario government support

March 29, 2024 
By FFIC Staff

March 29, 2024, Ontario — The Ontario government has created a Fire Protection Grant, amounting to $30 million, to be disbursed over the next three years.

“The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is thankful for the strong partnership we have this government and their support for the Ontario fire service. The creation of a fire services grant of $30 million, over the next three years, will assist Ontario’s fire departments with ensuring public and firefighter safety during challenging economic times. The 437 fire department in Ontario, be it career or volunteer, operate 24/7 to keep Ontarions safe and the creation of this grant and commitment of this funding is instrumental to that success. Additionally, the implementation of simultaneous notification in Halton region and the work being undertaken by the provice to expand this access province-wide will improve firefighter response to emergencies and provide fire departments with real-time information that will make responses safer and more effective,” said Deputy Chief Rob Grimwood, president of the OAFC, in a news release.

In a statement, the OAFC reported it is confident that these measures will significantly contribute to the safety and effectiveness of fire services across Ontario and looks forward to continuing its strong partnership with the government and working together to ensure the safety and well-being of all Ontarians.




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