TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders'
Association 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.
In March, the St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association teamed up
with the St. Thomas Fire Department to conduct a door-to-door fire
safety blitz. The Home Builders' Association supplied and installed
smoke alarms, while the fire department provided carbon monoxide alarms
and batteries in homes that required them. A package of fire safety
information was also left at each home. These services were provided at
no cost to the homeowners. This successful campaign was championed by
Stefanie Coleman-Dias of Coleman-Dias 3 Construction, a member of the
After the results were tallied, it was determined that 46 per cent of
the homes visited did not comply with Ontario Fire Code regulations.
The fire department subsequently decided to make this door-to-door
blitz a semi-annual event, in the spring and fall of each year.
"The St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association demonstrated their
commitment to a fire safety community by raising awareness about the
importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and ensuring
that homes were properly equipped with these life-saving devices," 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 firstname.lastname@example.org