Domino's Pizza Barrie to receive Fire Safety Award

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Domino's Pizza Barrie 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.

For the last three years, Domino's Pizza Barrie has teamed up with Barrie Fire and Emergency Services for fun and educational fire safety activities during October, the same month that Fire Prevention Week takes place.  One such activity sees 16 lucky community residents have their orders delivered by Barrie Fire and Emergency Services.  During the delivery, the fire service also checks to make sure the home has working smoke alarms. If all alarms are functional, their entire Domino's Pizza order is free. Every order delivered during the month of October comes with a fire safety information card. In addition, Domino's sets up a tent and gives away free pizza during the fire department's very successful Home Escape Night.  For this event, a fire truck drives down the street with siren wailing. Families are encouraged to practise their home escape plan and then come out for free pizza and a tour of the fire truck. Last year, more than 200 people participated in Home Escape Night.

In the summer of 2012, Barrie Fire and Emergency Services started an activity called Hot Summer Night. The activity saw the fire department at a different location every Thursday evening during the month of August with their aerial truck.  They sprayed water for the kids to run through, while fire department staff answered questions from the public. Once again, Domino's Pizza provided free pizza for the neighbourhood families.

"Domino's Pizza is great supporter of fire safety through its ongoing partnership with Barrie Fire and Emergency Services," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.  "They are always happy to provide assistance whenever the fire department asks and as a result, the residents of Barrie and Simcoe County receive fire safety information in a fun and interactive way."

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

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