Red Lake child to receive Fire Safety Action Award

TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Brody Macumber will receive a Fire Safety Action Award on June 26 in Toronto.  The annual Fire Safety Awards ceremony, hosted by the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council, recognizes outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.

Last winter, then six-year-old Macumber was home sick when the stove and toaster erupted into flames in his Red Lake home. Macumber immediately alerted his mother, who was battling the flu and was too shocked to react. Fortunately, the young boy knew just what to do. Macumber alerted his mother to action by yelling at her to get out of the house. He also told his two younger siblings to follow him as he dropped to his hands and knees. They did as he directed and all three crawled out the door onto the deck.

Macumber received his fire safety knowledge from his teachers at the Golden Learning Centre. Just the week before, the students had prepared home fire escape plans and practised them with their families.

"Brody put his newfound skills to great use by reacting correctly and swiftly when faced with a life-threatening situation," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal.  "Thanks to Brody, his family suffered no injuries from the fire and the damage to their home was contained to the kitchen."

Fire Safety Action Awards are awarded to young children and teenagers who have actively demonstrated fire safety behaviours they have learned.  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

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