ON invests over $10M into new firefighter training facilities, training

The Government of Ontario is investing over $10M to train more firefighters through the construction of five new firefighter training facilities and the creation of training initiatives. The facilities will be constructed in Clarington, Georgina, Hanover, Newmarket, and Orangeville; once completed, the facilities will have the capacity to train over 28,000 firefighters over a five-year period. The funds will also be used to offer Fire Ground Survival training to firefighters in the Kingston, Niagara, and Toronto regions and to upskill the Town of Georgina’s volunteer firefighters. “The more training we can provide to our firefighters, the safer they will be when called upon to respond to emergencies and the more effective they will be in overcoming whatever challenges they face, which makes our communities safer,” said Newmarket Mayor John Taylor.