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
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
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