A-Channel News to receive Fire Safety Award

    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - A-Channel News will receive a Fire Safety
Partner Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony
on June 28, 2007 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize
outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
    In support of Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service, A-Channel News developed a
five-part series entitled When Seconds Count. The series focused on the
abilities of children waking up to an activated smoke alarm and knowing what
to do to get out of the home safely. By airing this important feature on
consecutive evenings during the local evening news, A-Channel News exhibited
their support of Vaughan Fire & Rescue Service and a strong commitment to
getting information about fire safety out to the community.
    "The A-Channel is a devoted partner of the fire safety community," said
Ontario Fire Marshal Pat Burke. "To make this series possible, they donated
their time and their valuable resources. Based on the feedback, the A-Channel
has most likely sparked community action to develop and review home fire
escape plans so everyone knows what do in a fire."

    Fire departments throughout the province nominated individuals and
organizations for this year's awards; 21 recipients were selected. The
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Monte Kwinter and Fire
Marshal Burke will present the awards at a luncheon ceremony at the Fairmont
Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

For further information:

For further information: Carol Gravelle, Office of the Fire Marshal,
(416) 325-3138; Janice Johnstone, Office of the Fire Marshal, (416) 325-3151

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