TORONTO, June 20 /CNW/ - Four-year-old Sacha Gagnon of Timmins will
receive a Fire Safety Action Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety
Council at a ceremony on June 28, 2007 in Toronto. Each year Fire Safety
Action Awards are awarded to young children and teenagers who have actively
demonstrated fire safety behaviours they have learned.
On February 23, 2007, Sacha's grandmother was cooking on the stove when a
fire began in a pot she was using. Realizing the potential danger, Sacha
immediately called 9-1-1. She knew to telephone for help through fire safety
lessons she had learned at Coronation Public School during Fire Prevention
"Although she is only four years old, Sacha knew exactly what to do in
this frightening situation," said Fire Marshal Pat Burke. "Sacha is a credit
to her community and an example for every one of us."
The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire
protection and prevention in Ontario. 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