The 2019 Spring/Summer Jenny’s Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Service Equipment Grant winners have been selected!

The Spring/Summer grant was bigger than ever due to the proven needs of Ontario’s volunteer fire departments. Jenny Jones, though her foundation, Jenny’s Heroes Canada, offered grants of up to $25,000 for an individual volunteer fire department, with grants totaling $50,000 to be awarded just in the Spring/Summer grant period.
 
In 2019, Jenny has generously donated almost $100,000 to volunteer fire departments across Ontario to help purchase new fire safety equipment, and has promised to continue the grants so long as there’s a need.  Since the inception of the Jenny’s Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Service Equipment Grant, she has donated just over $140,000!
 

We are pleased to announce that there are five recipients selected for the spring/summer grants, totaling $52,000!! 

Fire Department
Amount
Equipment
Need
Watten Fire Department
$18,000
The purchase of a SC 358E2 Combi rescue tool (Jaw’s of Life).
In 1996, after a tragic accident, a family donated the “Jaws of Life” to their department as Watten did not have these tools available. The equipment is now over 20 years old, is not in working condition, and is irreparable. This new tool will ensure the department can provide sufficient rescue services on a long stretch of highway.
Pikwakanagan Fire Rescue
$15,000
Bunker Gear (jacket, pants, helmet, boots, gloves, and balaclava).
Most of the departments gear is outdated, and none of it fits their female firefighters. The new bunker gear will protect Pikwakanagan firefighters, significantly increasing health and safety.
Puslinch Fire & Rescue Service
$10,000
Fire rated, high visible, lightweight coveralls.
To increase health and safety of firefighters for MVC, wildland/crop/brush fires and as a change of garments at vehicle/structure fires.
Robinson Township Fire Department
$5,000
1999 GMC Water Tender
The department spends a significant time sourcing parts for water tenders that are over 40yrs old.  The newer truck is easier to maintain and is safer to drive with heavier duty suspension
Perry Township Fire Department
$4,000
Two portable scene lights
This will help firefighter safety when responding to an emergency, especially in remote areas.
Once again, Jenny reached out directly to those who were selected to give them the good news. “I’m always so excited to make personal calls to let each selected fire department know they are receiving the equipment they need. And when I’m told, “This will definitely save lives,” I can’t even describe the joy it brings me.  It’s my privilege to support the volunteers who give so much of themselves to help their communities and I look forward to giving more.” Jenny Jones.
 

Congratulations to all recipients!

If you missed out on the Spring/Summer grant period you still have one more chance in 2019 to receive a grant for up to $25,000, to help with the purchase of new safety equipment.  The final grant period for the year opens for submissions on September 9th.  Information about the grant process and application is available below.