Teacher From Caledon's Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School to Receive Fire Safety Award

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Marianne Magus, Hospitality program teacher at the Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School in Caledon will receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.  The ceremony will be held on June 19, 2014 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.

Each February and September for the past four years, Magus has invited the Caledon Fire and Emergency Services to kick off the semesters by delivering the What's Cooking for Teens fire safety program to her classes. The program provides valuable information about kitchen fire safety to young people who may soon be living on their own.

Magus has always been supportive of the program and recognizes the importance of preparing teens to be fire-safe adults. To date, the What's Cooking for Teens program has been delivered to more than 500 students.

Magus' efforts and those of the fire department are having an impact. Over the years, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services has had two students from the Hospitality program enter their public education and prevention division through the school's co-op program.  One of the students has since chosen to attend the pre-service fire service program at a community college.

"Thanks to Marianne's efforts, hundreds of students from the Caledon area will enter adulthood with essential fire and life skills," said Ted Wieclawek, Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.

The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors in this event: TD Bank Group, Toronto Blue Jays, Union Gas Limited/ A Spectra Energy Company, Technical Standards & Safety Authority - TSSA, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Proctor & Gamble Inc., Electrical Safety Authority, CSA Group, The Co-operators Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Roxul Inc. and The Home Depot.

SOURCE: Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

For further information:

Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (416) 325-3138 carol.gravelle@ontario.ca

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