TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach
Team will receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public
Fire Safety Council at a ceremony on June 19, 2014 in Toronto. The
annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire
protection and prevention in Ontario.
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is dedicated to providing
family-centred, compassionate care to some of Ontario's most vulnerable
residents. The SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team knows all too
well the devastation and suffering caused by fire and so is a staunch
supporter of burn prevention and awareness in the community.
The SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team's ongoing commitment to fire
safety includes public awareness campaigns with literature, posters,
flyers and website postings. Each year during Fire Prevention Week, the
Team participates in Toronto Fire Services' open house, staffing an
engaging and interactive display to promote fire safety, burn
prevention and treatment. They have also teamed up with Toronto Fire
Services in other safety campaigns such as Cool Your Coals, to promote camp fire safety.
"There is no question that the professional and enthusiastic support of
the SickKids Burn Prevention Outreach Team has helped to increase
public awareness about the risk of burns and scalds," said Ted
Wieclawek, Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "The
result of their efforts is a safer environment at home, work and play
for people of all ages."
The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges
the support of its sponsors in this event: TD Bank Group, Toronto Blue
Jays, Union Gas Limited/ A Spectra Energy Company, Technical Standards
& Safety Authority - TSSA, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Proctor &
Gamble Inc., Electrical Safety Authority, CSA Group, The Co-operators
Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Roxul Inc. and The Home Depot.
SOURCE: Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council
For further information:
Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (416) 325-3138 firstname.lastname@example.org