Fire Safety Awards Spotlight Provincial Contributions

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Twenty Ontario recipients received Fire Safety
Awards today at the 21st annual Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council's
award ceremony.
    "All the award recipients were honoured for taking the responsibility in
their communities to prevent tragic fires, injuries and deaths," said Fire
Marshal of Ontario Pat Burke. "Thanks to the efforts of these recipients,
Ontario is a safer place to live."
    The diverse group of award winners included business leaders,
organizations and media outlets that made significant contributions to fire
safety and injury prevention in their communities. Among the award recipients
were seven children whose quick actions helped to avert potentially
life-threatening situations. The names of the recipients are:

    Zachary Machado, age 5, Brampton
    Acelyne Bailie, age 8, Barrie
    Bradley Vincent, age 9, Windsor
    Kyle Roberts, age 9, Bowmanville
    Tatiana Day, age 9, Walpole Island First Nations Territory
    Zachary Pregent, age 12, Birch Island in Whitefish River First Nation
    Michael Jenson, age 14, Cornwall
    Colleen and Peter Buckley, McDonald's Sarnia
    Detective Marco DelConte, Hamilton Police Service
    John Holmberg, Devil's Elbow ski area, Bethany
    Gary McMahon, Associate Producer, Rogers TV, Richmond Hill
    Patty and John Mock, Home Hardware, Harriston
    Donna Naylor, teacher, Gravenhurst High School
    Llora and Wayne Weismiller, Weismiller Lumber Ltd., Bala
    Staff and students of Beavercrest Community Elementary School, Markdale
    Buttercup Pre-School, Brampton
    Rogers Broadcasting Limited, North Bay
    Southland Insurance, Leamington
    Sutton Legion Branch 356, Royal Canadian Legion
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 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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