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Municipal Support - Mutual Aid/Training District Financial Incentives


The Financial Incentive Fund for Training was implemented by the Office of the Fire Commissioner to promote training at the Mutual Aid and Training District level. It is funded by the Office of the Fire Commissioner and managed through the Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC). This highly successful initiative has provided quality courses at the district level that would otherwise be difficult for many municipal fire departments to obtain. The $11,500.00 allocated annually per Mutual Aid/Training District is to be used to support the continued development and enhancement of the Mutual Aid/Training District’s training capacity through initiatives such as developing instructors for the District and to train and upgrading the qualifications of active members of the fire departments.


Courses eligible for the Financial Incentive Fund for Training are the MESC courses only and must be taught by an MESC Emergency Services Instructor for that specific program area. A list of these courses can be found on the Mutual Aid District/Training Financial Incentive Invoice Form available using the link below.

This fund will also support the fire departments with First Aid & CPR courses. These courses must be taught by a provider identified on the Workplace Safety & Health website at: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/training.html

Additional Funding Support will be provided to Mutual Aid/Training Districts hosting the MESC’s Vehicle Extrication Seminar. Districts will be eligible to claim $200.00 per vehicle up to a maximum of $2,000.00 per seminar. Districts hosting the MESC’s School Bus Rescue or Farm Accident Rescue Seminar will be eligible to claim a maximum of $1,500.00 per Seminar for the purchase of school bus(s) or farm machinery. The original Vendor’s invoice indicating proof of payment along must be attached to the Mutual Aid/Training District Financial Incentive Invoice.


Fire Departments must report their training and/or vehicle/machinery purchases to the Mutual Aid/Training District Co-ordinator on the Fire Department Training Report form and the Vehicle/Machinery Re-Imbursement form available available using the link below.

The Co-ordinator will add your information to the Mutual Aid/Training District’s Invoice and submit it to the MESC. The Co-ordinator can submit individual Fire Department or several on one invoice. All Mutual Aid/Training District Financial Incentive Invoices must be submitted by December 31st of each year to:

Manitoba Emergency Services College
1601 Van Horne Avenue East
Brandon Manitoba R7A 7K2
E-mail: mescocr@gov.mb.ca or Fax: 204-6847

Mutual Aid District Training Incentive Fund Information

Mutual Aid Training Incentives Invoice

Mutual Aid District Vehicle and Machinery Incentive Invoice

Mutual Aid District Fire Department Training Report Form