TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Al Wray of Keewatin-Patricia District
School Board will receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's
Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony on June 26, 2012 in Toronto.
The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to
fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
Wray is the Safe and Supportive Schools Coordinator for the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board in Kenora.
One of his key responsibilities is the development and implementation
of school emergency response procedures. For the 22 schools within the
school board, Wray devised a very simple but effective, colour-coded
emergency guide. The guide outlines potential emergencies and specific
directions that must be followed to address each one. All school
classrooms in the District, and many health agencies, now have this
standardized response guide in place. The guide enhances the abilities
of emergency responders to effectively respond to incidents.
"Al recognized the importance of a standardized emergency guide and
worked hard to get all of the participating agencies on board," said
Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal. "On the heels of this success, Al
has offered this resource and his expertise to other school boards in
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