Aspiring firefighters can now apply for the George Hitchcock bursary

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

The application period for the George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund is officially open as of Jan. 21. The application deadline is April 30.

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

“Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is recognized as an innovative leader in fire services, bringing forth new training, tactics and technology to help protect the lives and property of Brampton residents,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “I encourage all qualified residents to apply for the endowment and be a part of this amazing team.”

The George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund was established 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.

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

For more information and application forms, visit or email [email protected].


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