TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Committee
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.
Each year, the Town of Elmvale in Springwater Township hosts the Elmvale
Maple Syrup Festival, which is a fundraising event in support of
community groups and projects. The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival
Committee has provided ongoing financial support over the past 10 years
to the Springwater Fire and Emergency Service for numerous fire
prevention initiatives, including the purchase of a Sparky the Dog mascot costume and a Sparky's Hazard House educational resource.
The Committee also funds fire department events such as the Fire Chief
of the Day program, materials for the department's annual Fire
Prevention Week campaigns and provides the fire department with free
space at the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival to promote fire safety
messages to hundreds of people every year.
To date, the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Committee has provided over
$5,000 in support of Springwater Fire and Emergency Service's fire
"Thanks to Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Committee, the Springwater Fire
and Emergency Service has been able to promote fire and life safety
messages to groups who can be harder to reach," said Ted Wieclawek,
Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "The value of this
partnership will help to further build a safer community for the
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