TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Robin Burns of McDonald's Oshawa 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.
Robin Burns is the community relations representative for McDonald's
Family Restaurants of Oshawa and Clarington. She understands the
importance of education to influence positive fire safety behaviours.
In addition to providing Oshawa Fire Services with educational
materials, promotional incentives and equipment, she has used her
marketing skills to promote its public education activities. In
particular, Burns has been of great assistance in supporting the fire
department's Fire Chief for a Day contest. The theme of the contest is
home fire escape planning, which is a critical skill applicable to
children and adults alike. With Robin's valuable input and ideas,
participation in the contest has increased dramatically.
Burns also ensures that important fire safety messages and fire
department program promotions are included on the tray liners at all
five McDonald's Oshawa restaurants. Through this initiative, Oshawa
Fire Services has been able to connect with thousands of families
across the city.
"Although McDonald's has always been a strong supporter of fire safety,
Robin Burns has gone above and beyond the requirements of her job to
promote numerous fire safety initiatives in the community," said Ted
Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire
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