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Alberta brings back fire services training grant

The Alberta government will once again make grant funding available to fire departments across the province to provide training.

The previous offering of the program in 2020 assisted communities like Lloydminster to host training for its fire personnel. The Lloydminster Fire Department led a two-day heavy equipment rescue workshop with neighbouring departments. City officials say the funding was $9,149.

The training conducted in two locations last November saw officers working on rescuing passengers from vehicles involved in collisions with semis and heavy equipment. Other scenarios involved a small vehicle that was involved in a rollover with a container truck and a small car that rear-ended a school bus. At the second location fire crews got additional training in medical first response.

The Alberta government is making $500,000 available for the fire services training grants. More details on the application requirements will be forthcoming on the government’s website.

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