TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Staff of the Listowel Banner 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.
The Listowel Banner is a weekly newspaper serving northern Perth, Huron
and Wellington counties. Time and again, the Banner provides
consistent and accurate coverage of fire department activities, such as
school fire drills, the grand opening of the Listowel fire station and
open air burning regulations. Over the years during Fire Prevention
Week, the Listowel Banner publishes a special pull-out section with
pictures, tips and fire safety information, at no cost to the fire
department. The Banner has also supported Fire Prevention Week by
providing prizes such as bicycles to children who submit home fire
Listowel Banner general manager Bill Huether, editor Shannon Duff and
reporter Andrew Smith are always eager to get involved in fire
department initiatives, such as a recent carbon monoxide alarm giveaway
promotion. During the holiday season, the Banner prepared and published
an editorial on the 12 Days of Holiday Safety campaign.
"The Listowel Banner has proven to be a great supporter of the North
Perth Fire Department and its efforts to keep residents of the
community safe from fire," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and
Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "With the support
and assistance of this newspaper's staff, the fire department has been
able to make the most of all of its public education initiatives."
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