TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Home Depot Midland Store #7247 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.
Over the past several years, the Home Depot store in Midland has hosted
Fire Safety Days during Fire Prevention Week in October. It provides an
opportunity for firefighters to interact with community members
including families, to answer fire safety queries and lend a hand to
children as they build their own wooden fire trucks with materials
donated by the store.
Last year, the Midland Fire Department decided to stage a side-by-side
burn cell demonstration on the effectiveness of residential sprinklers.
The fire department approached the Home Depot in Midland and asked if
they would be willing to assist. The store was receptive to the idea
and generously donated materials, labour, set-up of the burn cells and
the use of their parking lot.
The impactful demonstration provided the fire department with the
opportunity to increase public awareness about the effectiveness of
residential sprinklers, as well as the importance of working smoke
alarms and home fire escape planning.
"By continuing to work with the Midland Fire Department, the Home Depot
Midland has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing fire safety in the
community," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire
Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "Their cooperation and
enthusiasm has greatly enhanced the fire department's ability to get
important messages to those who need it most."
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