July 16, 2013 By Fruit & Vegetable
July 16, 2013, Chatham, Ont. – DuPont Pioneer says it will invest $100,000 in rural safety across Canada over the next year, with the launch of FIRE, the Funding Initiative for Rural Emergencies. The program, which launched July 13 following its first donation to the Howick Fire Department in Howick, Ont., will provide much-needed rescue equipment and training for rural fire departments and emergency services.
Howick community members, Pioneer employees, local dignitaries and media viewed a live demonstration of training and equipment on July 13. The demonstration simulated a grain bin rescue emergency – a likely scenario for farming communities dependent on local volunteer fire departments.
Pioneer says it will work with local fire departments and rescue services to determine areas of need. These funds are being devoted to the purchase of necessities such as grain entrapment rescue equipment and training, air bottle containment refill stations among other emergency resources.
Rural rescue organizations interested in applying for the program may contact their Pioneer sales representative, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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