Awards Ceremony to Highlight Unique Fire Safety Contributions

TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Twenty-two Fire Safety Awards were handed out to recipients today by the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.  It was part of an annual awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations in Ontario communities to reduce fires, fire injuries and deaths. 

"The Fire Safety Awards celebrate those who made significant contributions to fire safety in the last year," said Tadeusz (Ted) Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "While each recipient's contribution is unique, they all demonstrate the importance of taking responsibility for protecting themselves, their loved ones and our communities from fire."

The names of the recipients include:
Tanner Ball, 10, West Grey
Cameron Edwards, 8, Oshawa
Alex Korchuk, 7, Picton
Christian Sparks, 12, Omemee
Chloe Sparks, 14, Omemee
Ashlee Swackhamer, 11, Orton
Dave Lisle, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Toronto
Jeannine Dupuy, Famous PEOPLE Players, Toronto
Tracy Jones, Preferred Health Care Services, Richmond Hill
Terry Leigh, Rogers TV Barrie
Rock 95 / Kool FM Barrie
Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER), Sarnia-Lambton
St. Thomas & Elgin Home Builders' Association
SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team, Toronto
Marianne Magus, Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, Caledon
London Hydro
Colin Smith, Rockwood
Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd., Owen Sound
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Committee
Lisa Wilson, Grandview Kids, Oshawa
Hamilton/Halton Gatekeepers Program
Vale, Sudbury

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: or to obtain photos of the recipients, contact: Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (416) 325-3138,


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