Awards Ceremony Highlights Unique Fire Safety Contributions

TORONTO, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Eighteen Fire Safety Awards and one Fire Marshal's Award for Excellence in Fire Safety were handed out to recipients today by the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. It was part of the annual awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations in Ontario communities to reduce fires, fire injuries and deaths.

"The Fire Safety Awards go to the heart of enhancing public safety in our communities," said Tadeusz (Ted) Wieclawek, Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management and Chair of the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "They validate the work our fire service does to educate communities about what to do in a fire, how to minimize risks and property damage and how lives can be saved."

The names of the recipients include:

Emma Brown, Caledon

Jacob DePooter, Whitby

Mitchell Devins-Cann, Caledon

Pierson Rempel, Clarington

Codey Ryan, Ottawa

Izabel Ryan, Ottawa

Beverley Zador, Kitchener

Perth-Huron Insurance Brokers Association

First General, Sudbury

John Gignac, Co-Chair of the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education, Fire

Marshal's Award for Excellence in Fire Safety

Rotary Club of Barrie

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

Tim Birnie, Birnie CurrentSAFE, Mississauga

Kristen Calis, News Advertiser – Pickering

Angela Greer, Real Canadian Superstore, St. Catharines

Jacqueline Johnson, St. George's Centre for ESL, Guelph

Dr. Sheila Nicholas, St. George's Centre for ESL, Guelph

Joe Pavia, 570 News, Kitchener

Jennifer Wagensveld, teacher, Morrisburg Public School, South Dundas

The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors in this event: Union Gas Limited, ULC Standards and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc., Insurance Bureau of Canada, Technical Standards & Safety Authority, CSA Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Electrical Safety Authority, The Home Depot, Roxul Inc., and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.

SOURCE Office of the Fire Marshal - Media Relations

For further information: Or to obtain photographs: Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (647) 329-1214 carol.gravelle@ontario.ca

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