City and Guelph Fire Department receive funding for emergency preparedness

GUELPH, ON, March 30, 2012 – The City of Guelph and the Guelph Fire Department have received $14,531.19 in funding from two grants through the Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) for the purchase of new software, hazardous materials suits and calibration testing gas.

“We appreciate the support of Emergency Management Ontario and Public Safety Canada,” said Harry Dunning, Manager, Administration and Emergency Preparedness. “These two grants will help the City to support its emergency management initiatives including upgrading its fire safety equipment.”

The Joint Emergency Preparedness Program, administered by Public Safety Canada and Emergency Management Ontario, contributes to emergency preparedness and critical infrastructure protection projects and initiatives.

The funding allowed the Guelph Fire Department to purchase new software to operate mobile data computers in fire trucks. It also allowed the hazardous materials team to purchase replacement hazmat suits which protect firefighters in dangerous situations. Lastly it allowed the purchase of calibration gas for use in the department’s multi gas detectors. The total cost of the projects was $35,430.56.

For more information

Harry Dunning
Manager, Administration and Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2127
harry.dunning@guelph.ca