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Emergency Services Provider Fund

The Emergency Services Provider Fund (ESPF), administered by the Office of the Fire Marshal, offers financial assistance to volunteer fire departments and ground search and rescue organizations, including HAZMAT organizations, to upgrade equipment that is used directly in response to a fire or emergency.

The program provides up to 75 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum of $20,000. Organizations can only receive funding once every three years.

Who Can Apply?

We accept applications from organizations that have not received ESPF funding in the past two fiscal years, including:

  • volunteer fire departments
  • ground search and rescue organizations
  • HAZMAT organizations
  • volunteer first responder organizations

How To Apply

We encourage you organizations to apply online at: and the deadline is June 22, 2018.

Key Dates

Applications for 2018-2019 are being accepted from May 7th to June 22 , 2018.

Approved Projects


For More Information:

Contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at 902-424-5721 or Toll Free: 1-800-559-3473, or email