Aspiring firefighters can now apply for the George Hitchcock bursary

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If you are or you know someone looking to pursue a career as a firefighter, you might be excited to learn that a bursary is available to help cover post-secondary tuition fees.

The application period for the George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund, commonly known as the George Hitchcock bursary, is officially open as of January 21, 2019.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services offers the George Hitchcock bursary annually for students interested in pursuing careers in fire services. Successful applicants can use the bursary towards their post-secondary tuition fees.

Requirements

Applicants must be Brampton-based Canadian citizens (or able to work in Canada) pursuing an Ontario post-secondary diploma in a fire services-related program.

Process

Application forms are available online at www.bramptonfire.com and must be submitted to [email protected] The application period closes on April 30, 2019.

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Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, and one applicant will be selected for the bursary, valued at $1,000, to be paid directly towards course enrolment.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services created the George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund in 2014 in honour of the late George Hitchcock, who served in the Brampton Fire Service for 33 years. He was pivotal in establishing the Fire/Life Safety Education Division, which is instrumental in providing fire safety education to thousands of Brampton residents. He inspired and encouraged others to consider careers in fire services.

For more information, visit www.bramptonfire.com or email [email protected] -CINEWS

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