TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Colin Smith, a resident of Rockwood will
receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety
Council at a ceremony on June 19, 2014 in Toronto. The annual Fire
Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire protection
and prevention in Ontario.
When the Guelph/Eramosa Fire Rescue decided to launch a new public
education initiative to reach the community residents through social
media, they knew just who to contact for help. Smith is a long-time
resident of the area and an accomplished video and music editor.
Smith was more than happy to donate his talents to the project and
worked with the fire department to bring their messages to life. Smith
arranged the storylines and filmed and edited several videos aimed at
raising awareness about fire safety issues. The videos were
subsequently posted on YouTube, as well as the township and fire
department websites. They have also been broadcast on TVCogeco.
"The videos were so successful that Colin's talents are now being sought
by numerous other fire departments," said Ted Wieclawek, Chair, Fire
Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "Colin will be a very busy man,
because Guelph/Eramosa Fire Rescue has plans to produce 12 new videos
each year, to reach and teach as many people as possible through
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 firstname.lastname@example.org