Ontario Supporting Oakville and Burlington Fire Departments During COVID-19
Oakville North-Burlington — MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos and MPP Stephen Crawford announced today that the Ontario Government is supporting the Oakville and Burlington Fire Departments with financial assistance to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oakville Fire Department will receive $52,400 and the Burlington Fire Department will receive $49,800 from the province.
The funding will help the two departments enhanced fire safety training and support safety inspection programs to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code. The announcement is part of a $5 million investment in fire services across Ontario.
Quote from Effie Triantafilopoulos, MPP
“COVID-19 created great risks and challenges for our community fire departments to conduct training and fire safety inspections during the pandemic. We are committed to supporting our frontline firefighters who have worked hard to keep our community safe during this challenging year.”
Quote from Stephen Crawford MPP
“Our frontline firefighters need support during these unprecedented times. Providing this critical funding for our hardworking firefighters will have a direct impact on community safety.”
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