TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
will receive the Fire Marshal's Award for Excellence in Fire Safety at a
ceremony on June 3, 2009 in Toronto. The annual Fire Marshal's Public Fire
Safety Council's Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to
fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
CAMH has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to fire prevention and fire
safety in Ontario, having been instrumental in the research, development and
implementation of TAPP-C, a program for the assessment and treatment of child
and youth firesetters.
Ontario is one of the few jurisdictions worldwide that mandates by law,
the provision of fire safety prevention and education programs. As a result of
CAMH's long-term partnership and support, TAPP-C has become a core fire and
life safety program in Ontario communities as well as a world-class program
adopted by many other provinces.
"CAMH has been a tremendous supporter of the Ontario fire service for the
past 20 years," said Ontario Fire Marshal Pat Burke. "This unique partnership
has helped countless children and families deal with the potentially
devastating effects of inappropriate firesetting behaviours."
Fire departments throughout the province nominated individuals and
organizations for this year's awards; 20 recipients were selected. The
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Rick Bartolucci and
Fire Marshal Burke will present the awards at a luncheon ceremony at the
Sutton Place 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