Kincardine Fire & Emergency Services awarded $10,000 grant
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May 24, 2023, Kincardine, Ont. – Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services are adding to their fire training facility thanks to Enbridge’s Safe Community Program.
The organization are the grateful recipients of a $10,000 grant which they will use to purchase a Magnum Fire Training System.
“This contribution provides a great start towards our goal to assemble the funds to complete this purchase. We truly appreciate local industries and businesses like Enbridge, who contribute to enhancing community safety,” comments Fire Chief Brad Lemaich.
The Magnum Fire Training System will be a welcome addition at the training facility on Bruce Avenue. The training appliance uses remote control to fuel it with propane, generating up to 2.8 million BTU of output. It provides extremely safe fire extinguishing scenarios for firefighter training.
“Enbridge’s Safe Community Program provides funding for fire departments to help with the purchase of equipment for use in emergency response and/or training,” says Denise Heckbert, a representative from Enbridge. “This equipment fits the program requirements perfectly.”
Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services includes four full-time employees and 48 volunteer firefighters from within the Municipality of Kincardine. Crews from Station 11 in Tiverton and Station 12 will both benefit from this addition to the Bruce Avenue training site. Ensuring the team is well-trained to protect lives, property, and the environment is a key part of excellent emergency preparedness.
Local businesses and organizations interested in contributing to the Magnum Fire Training System can contact 519-396-2141.
“It’s great that we have community partners that support our efforts to provide the highest quality training opportunities for our firefighters,” says Chief Lemaich.
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