Government of Canada supports local first responders across Canada – Canada News Centre

New federal investments will provide tools and knowledge to better support first responders

June 26, 2015

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA — Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino announced five innovative new projects that will support local first responders – notably firefighters and paramedics – across Canada.

The initiatives were announced as part of a $12 million investment in new projects approved under the latest round of projects funded through the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP).

Three projects will aim to improve support for Canada’s firefighters by investing in a pilot National Fire Information Database, the development of models to better predict large wildfires, and strategies to improve recruiting and retaining of volunteer firefighters.

Two projects will aim to improve support for paramedics by investing in a study of blood testing devices and another study of health and wellness indicators for paramedics to help inform operational decisions.

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