Jenny Jones supports volunteer fire services across Ontario, once again increasing her Jenny’s Heroes Canada Fire Service Equipment Grant and announced the successful winter 2019 recipients!

After receiving over 40 responses to the Jenny’s Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Services Equipment Grant from volunteer fire departments across Ontario, Jenny Jones, once again, showed her true generous nature and increased the value of the grants!  Originally, the winter grant was to total $25,000, but thanks to the overwhelming show of need of our volunteer fire service, and Jenny’s generosity, she decided to increase the grant allocation to $38,500!
 
“It was an easy decision to continue the grants,” says Jenny. “From speaking with all the fire chiefs, I’ve learned that even a small gift like a thermal imaging camera or a gas detector can actually save a life. I plan to continue supporting these volunteers as long as the need is there.” Jenny Jones
 

The Winter 2019 recipients of the Jenny’s Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Services Equipment Grants are:

Fire Department
Amount
Equipment
Need
Goulais Fire and Rescue Volunteers, Aweres Volunteer Fire Department, Batchawana Fire Department, Searchmont Community Volunteer Fire Department (Joint Application)
 
$15,000
Replacement radio repeater and associated equipment
 
The radio repeater and associated equipment will allow for long distance communications from their dispatch center in Sault Ste. Marie as far as 100 kilometers away and will replace current equipment that is over 25 years old. The old repeater recently failed and took two days to repair because parts are hard to find.
Municipality of Powassan Fire Department
 
$5,900
Vehicle Stabilization Kit
 
The Powassan Fire Department services 100km of highways and roads. Currently they conduct vehicle extrications with lumber or winches which is not safe Stabilizers will help prevent vehicle roll overs during rescues.
Lucknow Fire Department
 
$5,800
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and two Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) and charging units.
The Lucknow community does not have any ambulatory services and the nearest town that does is over 20km away. Their current AED is 17 years old.
The 2 new TIC's will allow Lucknow teams to have invaluable equipment, to help keep their fire service personnel safe to better serve the community.
East Ferris Volunteer Fire Department
$5,100
Gas detectors
A large number of this community relies on propane or fuel oil to heat their homes. These new gas detectors are more sensitive and accurate to levels of CO when compared to home CO detectors.  These detectors will help protect both first responders and residents.
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
$5,000
CET Skeeter Space Pac (Fire Pump, Storage and Patient Transfer Apparatus for a Side by Side Off-Road Vehicle)
This equipment will aid the department in accessing remote and inaccessible areas to combat grass and wild fires.
Mapleton Fire/Rescue
$1,700
Computer tablets for fire trucks
Tablets will allow fire and rescue to locate an emergency easier by accessing maps, water sources for rural emergencies, and communicate who is responding to an emergency. This in turn helps officers make critical decisions regarding resources required at a scene.

Congratulations to the six recipients that will be receiving these important equipment grants.

If your department didn’t receive a grant this time, you still have two more opportunities in 2019 to apply for the Jenny’s Heroes Canada Ontario Fire Services Equipment Grant.  We encourage all volunteer fire services to apply for the next grant cycle which opens on May 13, 2019.  
 
Thank you again to everyone who participated and shared their needs with us and Jenny. We strongly encourage those who applied to reapply for the next grant cycle.  You can learn more about Jenny’s Heroes Canada by visiting their website at https://www.jennysheroescanada.com/.