Ontario Supporting Nipissing Fire Services During COVID-19April 13, 2021
Funding to enhance fire safety training and inspections
NIPISSING – MPP Vic Fedeli announced today that the Ontario Government is investing $71,400.00 to help Fire Services in Nipissing address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will enhance fire safety training and support safety inspection programs to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code.
“Our government is committed to supporting Ontario’s Fire Services and thank them for their dedication to protecting our communities,” said MPP Vic Fedeli. “This new investment will enhance fire safety in Nipissing by providing the technology and equipment needed to support training and fire inspections during these unprecedented times.”
Local Fire Services receiving funding includes:
- $17,300.00 for the North Bay Fire & Emergency Services
- $8,100.00 for the West Nipissing Fire & Emergency Services
- $5,700.00 for the East Ferris Fire Department
- $5,500.00 for the Callander Fire & Emergency Services
- $5,400.00 for the Powassan Fire Department
- $5,000.00 for the Bonfield Township Fire Department
- $5,000.00 for the Township of Nipissing Fire Department
- $5,000.00 for the Mattawa Town Fire Department
- $4,900.00 for the Chisholm Township Fire Department
- $4,800.00 for the Papineau-Cameron Township Fire Department
- $4,700.00 for the Calvin Township Fire Department
The funding is part of a $5 million provincial investment to help municipal fire services respond to the local impacts of COVID-19 which created risks and unprecedented challenges for fire departments to conduct training and fire safety inspections. This one-time funding will enhance in-person, and online educational instruction needs by increasing access to additional training.
It will also support updates to specialized critical equipment; such as high-speed internet, to enhance virtual training and enable remote options to support fire safety and compliance with Ontario’s Fire Code while minimizing exposure to the virus.