Pickering News Advertiser's Moya Dillon to receive Fire Safety Award

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Moya Dillon of the Pickering News Advertiser 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.

Dillon is a dedicated media partner who champions the cause of fire safety in Pickering.  Dillon never fails to attend and participate in public events hosted by Pickering Fire Services. She is more than happy to cover key public education initiatives, such as Swing into Summer Safety and the 12 Days of Holiday Safety. Her coverage of fires always includes a fire prevention message so that residents can learn from the unfortunate incident. In addition, articles related to important topics such as smoke alarms, home fire escape planning and fire safety during power outages are regularly published.  In the past year alone, at least 21 articles written by Dillon related to fire department activities have been published online on durhamregion.com, and in print in the Pickering News Advertiser.

"For Moya, covering fire safety issues is not merely part of the job; she is genuinely passionate and concerned about the subject, which is evident in her enthusiastic support of all things related to the fire department," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.  "Pickering Fire Services is fortunate to have a committed advocate to help them reach the people of their community with fire safety messages."

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

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