TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - FM 98.5 CKWR will receive a Fire Safety
Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony
on June 26, 2012 in Toronto for its programs Community Access and KW Magazine. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to
fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
FM 98.5 CKWR is an independent radio station serving the Waterloo area.
For the past two years, the station has aired public service
announcements (PSAs) provided by Waterloo Fire Rescue, in support of
the department's public education efforts.
In addition to the PSAs, Waterloo Fire Rescue's public education officer
has participated on Community Access with Jeremy Smith and KW Magazine with John Maciel a number of times. The interviews have provided the public with
valuable fire safety information related to Fire Prevention Week, the
holiday season, Halloween, other major events and emergency response
incidents throughout the year. This is particularly important because
of the short period of time in which the public's attention is keenly
focused on an event or incident.
"FM 98.5 CKWR recognizes that the role of community radio goes far
beyond entertainment," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal. "By
contributing airtime to broadcast PSAs and providing Waterloo Fire
Rescue with the opportunity to discuss fire safety issues, FM 98.5 CKWR
has clearly demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of their
The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges
the support of its sponsors in this event: Technical Standards and
Safety Authority, The Co-operators Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Home Depot
of Canada Inc., Proctor & Gamble Inc., Domino's Pizza of Canada,
Electrical Safety Authority, Canadian Standards Association Group and
Enbridge Gas Distribution.
SOURCE Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council
For further information:
Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3138