Ontario Government Provides $5 Million in COVID-19 Funding To Local Fire Agencies

Ontario Government Provides $5 Million in COVID-19 Funding To Local Fire Agencies

Deadline to Apply is Friday, March 19

The unprecedented risks and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for fire safety training and inspections for many public safety agencies are significant. For the 441 fire departments in Ontario, relief is coming in the form of $5 million in funding from the province’s government to help municipal fire services better support crucial fire safety training and inspections. With a tight deadline of Friday, March 19, municipality fire departments must act fast to submit proposals for the initial $4,500 base grant plus funding dependent on population served. This one-time funding designed to facilitate blended learning environments–combining in-person with online training–will help fire departments of any size and capacity increase access to additional mission-critical training. More than 7,000 agencies rely on Vector Solutions’ training platform to help ensure personnel meet training requirements and recertification deadlines. The learning management system helps Fire Departments deliver, track and report on all types of training, whether in the classroom, drill yard, or online. The training platform also includes more than 450 hours of online firefighter training so agencies can deliver quality training in safe settings and convenient formats to accommodate diverse schedules.

This $5 million grant is a vital step in assuring critical frontline fire personnel can continue to provide life-saving services to the communities they serve during this global health crisis. And Vector Solutions has the industry’s most trusted distance learning platform to help fire departments stay up-to-date on essential fire safety training and certifications to protect those communities better. The immense public safety challenges brought on by the 2019 novel coronavirus exist worldwide. The Ontario government’s investment in initiatives that will enhance public safety during these difficult times by providing the technology required for fire safety training and inspections to persist amid an evolving climate is imperative. For more information on applying for this one-time grant, please visit Get Funding from the Ontario government. Don’t miss out on this crucial funding opportunity. Apply before the Friday, March 19 deadline. To find out how Vector Solutions’ online training platform can help your department meet training and certification demands during COVID-19 and beyond, contact Judy Smith, Regional Sales Manager, Canada, at 519-820-7751 or [email protected] To learn more about this special grant for fire agencies in Ontario, please click here.

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