(July 11, 2020) The Schreiber Fire Department’s 25 volunteers operate in two stations located in Schreiber and Pays Plat First Nation. They cover 100 km of Trans-Canada highway, two provincial parks, ten provincial nature reserves, a national marine conservation area, and 53 km of hiking trails. But that’s not all. They also respond to rail accidents. They requested $1,785 for a new rescue saw.
I spoke to Chief Morrison to give him the good news and told him how much I missed riding on trains, which I used to do all over Ontario as a traveling musician. He said Schreiber is a big railway town and a lot of his volunteers work on the trains. He mentioned to me that he looked at some of the previous grant recipients and was impressed with the selections of so many small departments. I explained that I depend on the panel of professionals at the OAFC who review the applications to make the best recommendations.