Rogers TV London to receive Fire Safety Award

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers TV London 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.

Rogers TV is a community television service available exclusively to Rogers' cable subscribers. The London Fire Department is fortunate to have developed a successful partnership with Rogers TV London. Working together, these two organizations developed nine half-hour episodes of a series entitled 3 Lines of Defence. The series highlighted the fire department's protective services, including education, prevention, and fire and rescue.  While fire department staff provided the expertise and on-camera talent, Rogers TV donated its creative and technological expertise, at no cost to the fire department or their customers.

The series was aired on a weekly basis, beginning in January 2013. Each episode was aired a minimum of seven times and the entire series will be re-run this summer. The fire department worked with Associate Producer Jeremy Parking, who served as chief videographer and editor. Jeremy dedicated many weeks of effort to make this educational fire safety opportunity the best it could be.

"The fire department's goal was to impart safety messages based on the principles of prevention, detection and escape," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council.  "This professional and engaging series has enabled the London Fire Department to reach thousands of people with important 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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