Jul 13, 2020
Jul 11, 2020
It was my pleasure and privilege to call six Fire Chiefs to let them know they just won the grants they requested. It’s never easy to choose but with the experienced team at the OAFC and myself, we selected the following six recipients:
Schreiber Fire Department – $1,785 for a new rescue saw
Perth Fire Services – $6,000 for a rapid deployment craft
O’Connor Township Fire Department – $12,225 for new radio equipment
Hanover Fire Department – $6,568 for six swift & ice water rescue suits
Tyendinaga Township Fire Department – $9,600 for three AEDs
Horton Fire Department – $15,548 for PPE
Congratulations to all six departments and thank you for all you do.
Jun 9, 2020
We are a day late but the grants have been decided and the recipient departments will be notified by Monday, July. 13th. My thanks to the team of professionals with the OAFC who volunteered their time to review all submissions and I reviewed them as well. We agreed on six departments and I will be calling each one soon!
May 27, 2020
The OAFC is finally ready for more grants! It took a little time as everyone was impacted by the pandemic so I’m very happy to be able to help again. The final day to submit applications is June 26, 2020. For all the details please visit: https://www.oafc.on.ca/jennys-heroes-canada-2020-ontario-fire-services-equipment-grant
Apr 1, 2020
Good News: The next grant opportunity is almost ready to go. We hope to have the application ready by June 1st. Stay tuned…
Nov 8, 2019
I’m sorry to report that due to the coronavirus, the grants are temporarily on hold. I wish all may fellow Canadians well and I look forward to the first opportunity we have to start back up again. Sending my best wishes to everyone. ❤️
Sep 9, 2019
Congratulations to the five fire departments who got the news today that their applications were chosen to receive grants. It’s always exciting for me to call each fire chief in person to share the good news. The recipients are:
- Niobe Lake Fire Department: $23,900 for a used 4×4 3/4 ton pickup truck
- Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township Fire Department: $13,495 for a Hurst Hydraulic Ram
- Batchawana Fire & Rescue: $4,190 for a rescue strut kit and winch
- Montague Township Fire Department: $3,928 for a Galaxy GX2 Test System
- McDougall Fire Department: $2,339.50 for half the cost of a Mavic 2 Firefighter Drone
Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you for all you do for your communities!
Jul 5, 2019
I am happy to let everyone know that more grants are available starting today. I’m offering grants up to $25,000 to Ontario volunteer fire departments. This will be the fourth series of grants since I started a year ago and I can’t wait to see where I can help this time around. For details and information on how to apply please visit: https://www.oafc.on.ca/jennys-heroes-canada-2019-ontario-fire-services-equipment-grant
May 13, 2019
It’s my favorite thing to do, calling the fire departments that were selected to receive grants. Five departments were chosen for a total of $52,000 (slightly over what I had planned 🙂). Today was the day to call each fire chief or representative to give them the good news but I was only able to reach three of the five winners. The remaining two were not around so I will try again tomorrow and then on Monday, in case everybody went fishing!
To learn more about the three winners so far, just go to the home page or click here.
All grant recipients are invited to send any photos from their department as well as photos of the items purchased through the grants. Please send your photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 4, 2019
The official application period is now open for the 2019 Spring/Summer grants. I’ve committed $50,000 this time to help keep Ontario’s firefighters safe. Applications are handled by the OAFC. Click here for more.
Six new grants were announced today to volunteer fire departments from all over Ontario. The first grants last year were a test run and now we are on a roll and it won’t be long before the next application period will be starting. I called each department myself and loved sharing the news that new equipment would soon be on the way. Pictured above is the team of volunteers from the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock, recipients today of a $5,000 grant.
These grants covered everything from thermal imaging cameras to gas detectors to radio equipment, all things that will keep the volunteers safe and help them better serve their communities. For more on each community and to see their stories, just go to the home page or click here.
There’s lot more detail on these grants on the O.A.F.C. website. Click here.