Mount Forest Kin Club to receive Fire Safety Award

TORONTO, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Mount Forest Kin Club will receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony on June 26, 2012 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.

When the Wellington North Fire Services saw an advertisement for an inflatable fire escape planning house, they were immediately intrigued: the house could be filled with synthetic smoke to create a realistic environment in which children and families could practise their escape plans. The three-room house also could be inflated in minutes and be set up outside or inside gyms, community centres and arenas. Wellington North Fire Services immediately recognized the benefits of this educational tool and resolved to purchase one.

The Mount Forest Kin Club is a service club in the surrounding area whose mission it is to contribute to a safe and healthy community. With similar goals, the fire department initiated a meeting with the Mount Forest Kin Club in the hopes of procuring a contribution toward the $11,000 cost of the inflatable house. Following a brief presentation, the Mount Forest Kin Club made the decision to fund the entire cost of the house.

"As a result of the generosity of the Mount Forest Kin Club, families in Wellington North can enjoy a unique educational experience at schools, fall fairs, festivals and other community events," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal. "And to further the spirit of generosity through which this tool was acquired, Wellington North Fire Services has offered the use of the house to neighbouring fire departments."

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., Domino's Pizza of Canada, Electrical Safety Authority, Canadian Standards Association Group and Enbridge Gas Distribution.

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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