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"Give Firefighters Credit" Initiative Launched

posted Dec 7, 2010, 6:56 PM by Darren White   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 7:10 PM ]
To risk your life on behalf of your community, that’s a special vocation; to volunteer to risk your life on behalf of your community, that’s a special Canadian. Volunteer firefighters provide an essential service to Canadians and our communities.

Of the 3,492 Fire Departments in Canada, 91% of them are staffed by volunteer firefighters who make up more than 78% (or 84,314) of the 108,000 firefighters protecting communities nation-wide. On average, each volunteer firefighter gives their community 443 hours of service or the equivalent of 60 work days a year. Collectively these volunteers protect the lives and property of Canadians in more than 3,200 communities from coast to coast to coast

Your voice can help volunteer Firefighters get the credit they deserve.

Please click here, or on the image on the right to send a letter to your Member of Parliament, add your name to our petition, and let your friends know about this issue by sending an ecard.  

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