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Ontario invests in new healthcare and emergency training for firefighters

New provincial funding will help train firefighters in PTSD-focused peer-support and emergency rescue scenarios

Published May 15, 2023 at 8:20pm

Thomas Desormeaux
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Thomas Desormeaux
Ontario invests in new healthcare and emergency training for firefighters
Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a news conference at Bramalea GO Station, in Brampton, on Thursday May 11, 2023. (Chris Youg/The Canadian Press)

Ontario is investing $700,000 in four new training programs for professional and volunteer firefighter services.

Premier Doug Ford, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and other politicians joined the leaders of several fire departments to announce the new programs at a press conference in Mississauga on Monday.

The new funding aims to give firefighters skills in emergency situations, provide them with job-development training and better mental health care. The training is available to 203 firefighters across Ontario, whether they’re full-time professionals or volunteers.

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