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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Volunteer & Composite Fire Department Training & Equipment

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)


The intent of this funding stream is to build the resiliency of volunteer and composite fire departments in preparing for and responding to emergencies through the purchase of new or replacement equipment and to facilitate the delivery of training. Ongoing operational costs and the purchase of major fire apparatus are not eligible.


Eligible applicants are:
• Local governments (municipalities or regional districts) in BC
• First Nations (bands and Treaty First Nations) in BC
• Legally incorporated society-run fire departments in BC that are in good standing
• Improvement Districts in BC


The Volunteer & Composite Fire Departments Equipment & Training funding stream can contribute a maximum of 100% of the cost of eligible activities to a maximum of $30,000.00. However, due to the number of fire departments that may be under their jurisdiction, regional districts can apply for a maximum of $30,000.00 for each fire department that they have established a service area for in a single application.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted as Word, Excel or PDF files. Total file size for email attachments cannot exceed 20 MB. All applications should be submitted to Local Government Program Services, Union of BC Municipalities by e-mail: [email protected]

Application Period

The application deadline is October 21, 2022. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application within 90 days of the application deadline.
Contact Name: Union of BC Municipalities
Contact Phone: 250-387-4470
Contact Email: [email protected]
Subject Area(s): Fire, Police, Emergency Preparedness
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2022, 2:14 pm
Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2022
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