TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Tommy Johnson, a producer with Shaw Cable
in Dryden 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.
One of the major challenges for fire departments in Northwestern Ontario
is trying to reach residents with life-saving fire safety information
throughout this vast geographic region. The Kenora District Fire Mutual
Aid Association (KDFMAA) is fortunate to have Johnson, a producer with
Shaw Cable in Dryden, to help them with this task.
Comprised of 15 fire chiefs from across Kenora District, the KDFMAA
relies on Johnson to cover many of their public education activities.
Over the past three years, Johnson has televised numerous events on
Shaw Cable and Go Dryden. He also strives to enhance viewership by
posting clips on the Shaw Cable website and on social media sites such
as YouTube and Facebook. On several occasions, Johnson has taken the
initiative to invite fire department members to conduct a demonstration
or interview for Shaw Cable shows.
"Tommy Johnson is a well-respected and talented individual who has made
fire safety his cause," said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and
Chair, Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council. "He devotes time and
energy to promoting fire safety even when he's not working. He has been
known to engage in random conversations with residents of the community
and question them on their fire safety knowledge, supplying information
and tips gleaned through his years of partnering with the 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