“I have a profound respect for anyone who chooses a life of service to their community and even more so when the risks are great. That’s why I am offering grants up to $25,000 to support the small volunteer fire departments in Ontario, the province where I grew up.” – Jenny Jones

GRANT RECIPIENTS

Nolalu Emergency Services Team – Nolalu, ON

GRANT: $25,000

To purchase a 4X4 Quad Cab Pickup Truck.

"Our current vehicle has left our responders stranded due to mechanical failure more than once... (read more)

Pellatt United Fire Fighters (PUFF) – Keewatin, ON

GRANT: $9,000

To purchase a high capacity water pump

PUFF is a rural fire department with no access to fire hydrants, which explains the need for portable water... (read more)

Laurentian Hills Fire Dept. – Deep River, ON

GRANT: $7,500

To purchase new safety helmets

The town of Laurentian Hills is located in the heartland of Ontario’s recreation system, situated in the beautiful Valley of the Ottawa River... (read more)

Papineau-Cameron Fire Department – Mattawa, ON

GRANT: $6,000

To purchase new radio headsets to replace ones that didn't always work.

"Sometimes our headset works, sometimes it doesn't," says Lt. Noelle Armaly pictured here... (read more)

Wabigoon Fire Department – Wabigoon, ON

GRANT: $3,000

To purchase batteries, gloves, flashlights, an AED, and backboards.

Wabigoon is a small village (population 600) on the Trans-Canada Highway. Their 16 volunteer firefighters... (read more)

Redditt Fire Department – Redditt, ON

GRANT: $2,500

To purchase computer/printer, DVD/TV for training.

The Redditt volunteers are a team of 6 to 8 members (some seasonal) who gather and train in fire response... (read more)