In a special presentation at the City of Brampton’s Fire/Life Safety Education Centre, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services’ Chief Bill Boyes presented the 2019 George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund to Zachary Drenters.
Drenters, a 24-year-old Brampton-born resident, is currently pursuing a post-secondary diploma at Humber College in their Fire Services program, with the goal of becoming a firefighter one day.
Drenters credits his passion for a career in the Fire services to his father, a firefighter of 28 years at the Toronto Fire Services.
The memorial endowment fund bursary of $1,000 will be put towards his tuition fees.
In 2014, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services created the George Hitchcock Memorial Fund to honour the Late George Hitchcock. He served in the Brampton Fire Services for 33 years and played a pivotal role in the development and success of the Fire/Life and Safety Education Centre.
“Brampton Fire and Emergency Services is pleased to present the George Hitchcock Memorial Fund to Zachary Drenters. Witnessing the passion that the next generation of firefighters exhibit is admirable. We encourage more Bramptonians to consider firefighting as a career path and for those that are, to apply for this bursary next year,” said Boyes.
To qualify for this bursary, the applicant must have been a Brampton-based Canadian citizen (or able to work in Canada) pursuing an Ontario post-secondary diploma in a fire services-related program. For more information about the George Hitchcock Memorial Endowment Fund, click here.