Funding available for rural fire departments and emergency services

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Rural rescue organizations from across Canada are invited to apply for the Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies (F.I.R.E.).

DuPont Pioneer launched the program last year and gave out more than $100,000 to 32 rural fire departments and emergency services for rescue equipment and training. Among the equipment purchased last year was grain bin rescue equipment, oxygen tank refill stations, ventilation fans, and jaws of life rescue tools.

“We have heard from many of the departments that received funding last year, and they are more confident that they have better tools in place to respond to agriculture-related and rural emergencies,” said Ian Grant, business director for DuPont Pioneer.

Rural rescue organizations interested in applying for the program may contact their Pioneer sales representative or email [email protected].

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