/R E P E A T -- GTA firefighters pack up lifesaving emergency equipment bound for Honduras/



    
    (xxx) PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, B-ROLL
    FOOTAGE AND HIGH RES PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY BY 4:00 P.M.
    ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7. (xxx)
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 6 /CNW/ - World Vision has partnered with
Firefighters Without Borders for a unique program that will bring professional
Canadian firefighters to Honduras for two weeks, twice each year to train
villagers in fire prevention and emergency response procedures. As part of
their maiden voyage on May 17, World Vision will be distributing $50,000 worth
of equipment, including fire hoses, brand new fire suits, CPR training
manikins, first aid bags, and more, donated by Firefighters Without Borders.

    
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     On Tuesday, April 7, firefighters will load up five tons of donated
    equipment bound for Honduras at the Canada Worldwide Shipping Warehouse.
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    Over the next few weeks, Firefighters Without Borders will be hosting
fundraising events around the GTA including a benefit concert, to help cover
the costs for firefighters to travel to Honduras.

    WHAT:          Three members of Firefighters Without Borders helping to
                   load up a transport truck with $50,000 worth of donated
                   emergency equipment to be delivered to villages in
                   Honduras. Firefighters will be travelling there in May to
                   train villagers how to safely use and maintain the
                   equipment.

    WHEN:          10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    WHERE:         Canada Worldwide Shipping Warehouse
                   Bath Rd., Mississauga, ON L4T 3T1
                   (ample parking available behind the building)

    VISUALS:       - Firefighters carrying and loading various pieces of
                     emergency equipment
                   - Examples of items being delivered to Honduras (fire
                     hoses, fire suits, CPR manikins, emergency packs,
                     Aqua Boxes, cones, etc.).

    INTERVIEWEES:  Platoon Chief Alan Hills, President of Firefighters
                   Without Borders
                   Allen Price, World Vision
    

    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,
race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit WorldVision.ca.

    Firefighters Without Borders is a non-profit organization made up of
professional firefighters dedicated to bringing about positive changes in fire
safety and prevention to communities around the world who need it the most.




For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact Jessica
Parker, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2152, (416) 881-0732 (cell),
Jessica_Parker@WorldVision.ca


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