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Brampton Fire Dept Starts Fund for Aspiring Firefighters
By City of Brampton | Published  01/17/2014 | City of Brampton Announcements , City/Region News | Unrated
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Brampton - Brampton Fire Services has set up the George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund that will provide financial support to those pursuing a career in the fire services. The fund is in honour of the late George Hitchcock, who served in the Brampton Fire Service for 33 years and was pivotal in establishing the Fire/Life Safety Division.

Each year, a local student pursuing a career in the fire services will be selected to receive The George Hitchcock Bursary to be used for post-secondary tuition fees.

The application period for the bursary is now open. The applicant must be a Brampton-based Canadian citizen (or able to work in Canada) pursuing an Ontario post-secondary diploma in a fire-related program. Application forms are available online at and must be submitted to

The submission period will close either on March 31, 2014 or upon receiving 30 applications, whichever comes first. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and one applicant will be selected for the bursary of $1,000 to be paid directly toward course enrolment.

“Through this fund, we pay homage to George and the valuable contribution he made to the fire services,” says Fire Chief Andy MacDonald. “His passion for the fire services and student mentorship will continue to live on, fueling the dreams of many youngsters and promoting fire services as a career of choice.”

The endowment fund was set up with seed money of more than $31,000 received from public donations. The scholarship amount disbursed each year varies.

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