TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - 102 FM The Fox will receive a Fire Safety
Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony
on June 12, 2013 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize
outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
During Fire Prevention Week last October, 102 FM The Fox partnered with
North Bay Fire & Emergency Services in a joint effort to
'fill-a-fire-truck' with food. This event included a live remote with
their radio personalities from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at a local
The radio station staged this event at no charge to the fire department,
which equated to a value of $7,900. Throughout the day, many fire
safety messages and tips were repeated, focusing on the importance of
smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and home fire escape planning. As
well, during Fire Prevention Week, safety messages and activities were
promoted on air.
"Thanks to the generous support of 102 FM The Fox, this event had a
significant impact on fire safety in North Bay," said Ted Wieclawek,
Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety
Council. "The 'fill-a-fire-truck' event raised more than 3,000 pounds
of food for the North Bay food bank and each person who donated food
received a fire safety education package. In addition the community at
large received a big dose of fire education on 102 FM."
The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges
the support of its sponsors in this event: Technical Standards and
Safety Authority, The Co-operators Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Home Depot
of Canada Inc., Proctor & Gamble Inc., Electrical Safety Authority, CSA
Group, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Roxul Inc. and Underwriters'
Laboratories of Canada.
SOURCE: Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council
For further information:
Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal, 416-325-3138