SPRINGWATER TOWNSHIP, August 4, 2016 – Enbridge Gas Distribution is partnering with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council to help Springwater Fire & Emergency Services purchase firefighting training materials.
“Safety is a priority at Enbridge and we are proud to support Ontario firefighters who share in our commitment to help keep our communities safe,” said Joe Corrigan, Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Project Assist is a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.
This year’s $100,000 donation will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Springwater Fire & Emergency Services. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.
Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 84 Ontario fire departments have received additional firefighter training.
“The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council is proud to partner with Enbridge Gas Distribution for Project Assist. Firefighting is a dangerous and unpredictable profession and firefighters need to be prepared for any hazardous situation,” says Arthur Pullan, Executive Director of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. “Project Assist helps fire departments access a variety of training materials to supplement their regular training programs and ultimately contributes to firefighter safety on the job.”
“Training and safety are paramount to the success of our fire department,” says Jeff French, Interim Deputy Fire Chief of Springwater Fire & Emergency Services. “This donation will be used to purchase materials that will help prepare our firefighters for any situation, ensuring their safety and the safety of our residents, visitors and community.”
“We thank Enbridge Gas for their generous donation to our fire department,” says Mayor Bill French. “Our firefighters work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our community, and this donation will help ensure that we give them the best training possible, so they have the skills and knowledge needed to keep our community safe.”
About the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (Council) is a registered charity established in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” The Council, chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal and supported by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety.
About Springwater Fire & Emergency Services
Springwater Fire & Emergency Services proudly serves a sub-urban community of over 18,000 people. The Springwater Fire Department is made up of 90 volunteer firefighters operating out of four fire stations. The fire department also issues fire permits, conducts inspections to ensure compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, provides fire safety training and oversees the Emergency Plan.
About Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Enbridge has ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the past seven years and was also named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2015. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to over two million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGasNews.