TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Advance newspaper 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
The Advance is a community newspaper and has served the predominantly
rural municipality of Grey Highlands since 1881. A long and valued
partner of the Grey Highlands Fire and Emergency Services, the
newspaper has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fire safety
awareness by publishing a number of fire department submissions and
providing a space for a regular feature called At the Hall. The feature provides the opportunity for a fire department staff to
write about life-saving fire safety information on an array of topics.
The Advance also covers public education events and initiatives
developed by the fire department.
"The Advance reaches Grey Highlands' unique population base that
includes seasonal tourists, a significant number of older adults and a
large Mennonite community," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal
and Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "The newspaper
is an important component of the fire department's public education
efforts as it strives to reach these diverse groups."
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