Enbridge Gas is helping the Bracebridge Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Safe Community Project Assist, a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.
“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe,” says Luke Skaarup, Director, Northern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including the Bracebridge Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.
Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, 244 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.
“Safe Community Project Assist improves access to training materials for fire departments,” says Jon Pegg,
Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”
Fire Chief Murray Medley is pleased to receive the support from Enbridge Gas, “Ongoing training to stay current and ready to respond to emergencies in the community is a top priority of the Department. The training materials our Department has been able to purchase with the financial support of Enbridge Gas will
assist the Department in continuing to enhance our knowledge in a variety of areas of fire protection.”
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