TORONTO, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - TVOKids Gisèle's Big Back Yard 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.
Gisèle's Big Back Yard is TVOKids Gemini Award-winning programming for children aged 2 to 5.
It airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and provides programs and
online activities that help prepare kids for success in school and
Through information and on-camera expertise, Barrie Fire and Emergency
Services continue to have a long-standing partnership with TVOKids.
Together they have developed short fire safety videos geared to kids
under the age of 11 and Barrie Fire and Emergency Services has appeared
on Gisèle's Big Back Yard to provide fire safety messaging for the program's pre-school audience.
Most recently, eight fire safety videos and a fire safety song were
developed and aired on Gisèle's Big Back Yard.
In addition to these fire safety segments, blogs on the TVOParents.com website have provided information and materials for parents and
caregivers about smoke alarms, home fire escape planning and other fire
"Working with TVOKids Gisèle's Big Back Yard has enabled Barrie Fire and Emergency Services to reach and engage
vulnerable youngsters with important fire safety messages," 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