TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Optimist Club Twin Cities, Waterloo
Region 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.
The Optimist Club Twin Cities is a non-profit service club whose goal it
is to "bring out the best in kids." In the last 10 years, the Optimist
Club Twin Cities has provided substantial financial assistance to
Waterloo Fire Rescue's public education efforts.
A total of $50,000 has been donated to create and distribute fire safety
school calendars to more than 4,000 children in Grades 1 through 4 in
Waterloo. With the current financial contribution, Waterloo Fire Rescue
has been able to design and print 3,600 copies of a new activity book.
The books will be distributed to children at community events and
during fire station tours.
"The Optimist Club Twin Cities, Waterloo Region is a committed partner
to the well-being of children in the community and this has clearly
been demonstrated through its consistent support of Waterloo Fire
Rescue's public education programs," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire
Marshal. "Thanks to their efforts, children in the City of Waterloo are
being educated about the dangers of fire and learning appropriate fire
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