Flood Legacy Bursary
Closed for 2023. We will begin accepting applicants for the 2024 Flood Legacy Bursary in the new year.
This bursary was established after the extreme flooding that occurred in Alberta in June, 2013. Emergency responders involved in the flooding event felt that the greatest challenge of the crisis was the effective and timely allocation of all available resources (see our Alberta Emergency Responder survey results for the full report). In an effort to ensure more emergency responders were prepared to deal with moving water situations, like river rescues and flood rescues, Raven Rescue created a Flood Legacy Bursary to assist smaller, volunteer departments and SAR teams obtain the right certification to operate safely during swiftwater and flood incidents.
The Bursary Today
As the climate changes, disastrous flood events will continue to affect more of Canada every year. As a result, in 2017, we extended the Flood Legacy Bursary to emergency responders across Canada.
Flood waters are considered “swiftwater” by the NFPA. Recipients of the bursary are awarded a space in our SRT1 course.
Are you eligible?
- volunteer firefighter or SAR team member
- member of department or team anywhere in Canada
- experienced flooding since 2013
- one (1) bursary is available per department or team per year
Fill out the form below to apply today.
Flood Bursary Application
Read stories of past recipients
Recipients are regularly featured on our blog.
- Bursaries are not transferrable to other course types, or equipment purchases
- Bursaries are not transferrable to other people