Safe Community First Responder Program

Small communities across Canada and the U.S. rely on fire departments, ambulance services, and other emergency responders to keep them safe. Money is perennially tight, especially in rural municipalities with a small tax base, and equipment that could enhance the capabilities of these first responders is a luxury for some communities.

The Safe Community First Responder Program awards grants for safety equipment, professional training, or safety education programs to emergency response organizations, including fire departments, emergency medical and rescue services, emergency management organizations, 9-1-1 centers, ambulance services and law enforcement organizations.

Organizations must serve (or have a mutual aid agreement with) a community directly along the Alliance Pipeline system to be eligible for funding.

Organizations that closely meet eligibility criteria, have a high potential impact on community safety and have a direct partnership with Alliance Pipeline may also be invited to apply for funding. Organizations that are invited by Alliance Pipeline to apply for a Safe Community First Responder grant should use the link provided in the email invitation.

How to apply:

1. Check Alliance Pipeline’s list of eligible communities in Canada and the United States to ensure your organization qualifies.

2. Review the application guide to familiarize yourself with the process and the information required to complete the application.

3. Complete the Enbridge Fueling Futures application form. Select “Safe Community First Responder Program” as the grant stream for your funding request.

Alliance Pipeline utilizes the Enbridge Fueling Futures grant application to receive and process grant applications. Applications are reviewed by Alliance Pipeline community investment team members. Funding decisions support programs and initiatives that directly benefit communities along the Alliance Pipeline right-of-way.

Funding decisions for Safe Community First Responder grants take 8 to 12 weeks at minimum.

Have questions about the Safe Community First Responder Program? Contact us

cheque donation of $5000
Photo: Alliance Pipeline representative Randy Phillips (center) presents Safety Officers Wayne Tensen and Ardell Tensen of Raymond Fire Department, MN, with a $5,000 grant towards new carbon monoxide gas leak SCB breathing equipment provided through Alliance Pipeline’s Safe Community First Responder Program.