TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Vale, a global mining company with
operations in Sudbury, 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.
Vale has been a long-time supporter of the Greater Sudbury Fire
Services' public education initiatives. This winter, Vale partnered
with the fire department to produce "Fire and Ice" hockey cards that
were distributed to more than 5,000 people at an OHL game. Each card
featured a Sudbury Wolves player and important fire safety messages.
Vale previously sponsored a public service announcement (PSA) about the
dangers of fast flowing waters in rivers and creeks. The PSA has aired
for an entire month each spring for the past three years.
Most recently, Vale partnered with the fire department in the purchase
of an inflatable fire safety house, which is used at numerous schools
and community events as well as during the Hot Summer Nights program. Sudbury's inflatable fire safety house has the distinction of
being the first in Ontario to be wheelchair accessible.
"Vale's commitment to the community is evident in its ongoing support of
fire and life safety in the Greater Sudbury Area," said Ted Wieclawek,
Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "This partnership has
been very important in educating the community about fire safety in an
interesting and accessible way."
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