TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Peel Mutual Insurance Company 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.
When Caledon Fire and Emergency Services decided to invest in a fire and
life safety house, they knew they would require financial assistance to
make this dream a reality. Their fundraising efforts led them to the
Peel Mutual Insurance Company, which generously donated $27,000 - the
balance of funds required. In addition, the board of directors of Peel
Mutual Insurance Company indicated they would like to continue their
support by contributing to the maintenance of the fire safety house on
an annual basis.
Since Caledon Fire and Emergency Services took delivery of the fire and
life safety house in July 2012, it has been featured at eight separate
community events, reaching all age groups from kids to seniors. Letters
have been distributed to all Caledon schools offering educational tours
of the fire safety house and, to date six schools have requested a
visit. In addition to the school visits, Caledon fire anticipates the
house will be featured at about half of their 60 annual community
"Many fire departments throughout Ontario have realized the benefits of
having a mobile fire and life safety house, in which children and
adults can learn about fire safety in a realistic setting," said Ted
Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire
Safety Council. "Thanks to the generous donation of Peel Mutual
Insurance Company, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services has an exciting
new tool with which to deliver important fire safety messages
throughout their community."
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