Niagara woman to receive Fire Marshal's Award of Excellence

    TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - Nancy MacDonald, prosecutor for the Regional
Municipality of Niagara, will receive the Fire Marshal's Award for Excellence
in Fire Safety at a ceremony on June 28, 2007 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.
    Nancy is being recognized for her contributions to fire protection and
prevention within the City of Niagara Falls and the Province of Ontario. Since
2002, Nancy has helped to bring more charges against more violators of the
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 than any one else in Ontario. She is
also the only provincial offences prosecutor in Ontario who has been
consistently charging violators of the Ontario Fire Code relating to
clandestine drug labs.
    In her work with the fire service, she has been invited to a number of
events and conferences hosted by representatives in the Ontario fire service
where she has provided her expertise to fire service representatives. Combined
with her strong work ethic, willingness to learn and diligence, Nancy has
established herself as an expert in offences related the Fire Code and illegal
drug labs.
    "Nancy has always demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm in her work and
in the courtroom," said Fire Marshal Pat Burke. "As a result, Nancy has
provided the people of Niagara Falls with a safer environment to live, work
and play."
    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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