Brock Township Fire Department receives $5,000 boost from Enbridge

Project Assist cheque

The Township of Brock Fire Department will use a donation of $5,000 to buy training materials.

Through Project Assist, a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in communities where Enbridge operates, Brock Township’s fire department has received a cheque for $5,000.

“Next to fire prevention and public education, the most important aspect of the fire department is the training of fire department personnel,” said Fire Chief Rick Harrison.

“Changes in building products, household items, vehicles and liquids are being introduced every day and it is so important that fire department personnel be prepared for any hazardous situations associated with these changes. The only way to be prepared is to train. Enbridge’s Project Assist will be a great asset to the training component of the Township of Brock Fire Department and will bring forward a positive contribution to not only the health and safety of fire department personnel, but also to the public.”

Mayor John Grant says the support from Enbridge is greatly appreciated.

“The funding from Enbridge’s Project Assist will enhance the education and training of our firefighters and will help deliver efficient emergency services to our residents and increase the safety of our first responders,” he stated in a release.

This year, Enbridge is donating $100,000 through Project Assist to 20 Ontario fire departments. Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 86 Ontario fire departments have received additional firefighter training.

“Safety is a priority at Enbridge and we are proud to support Ontario firefighters who share in our commitment to help keep our communities safe,” says Rodney Smallwood of Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal, Chief of Emergency Management and Chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, says ongoing training enables fire departments to deliver emergency services efficiently and ensure firefighter safety is maintained.

“The support that Project Assist provides is very helpful to the fire departments who receive it, and the volunteer firefighters who benefit from these educational resources,” said Nichols.

“I very much appreciate Enbridge partnering with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, making this program possible.”

The Township of Brock Fire Department, located in the northern portion of the Municipality of Durham Region, is comprised of three fire stations, Sunderland, Cannington and Beaverton. The fire department consists of 80 volunteer suppression firefighters, a full-time Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief and a part-time Chief Training Officer. The Township of Brock Fire Department is a progressive fire department in promoting fire prevention, public education and training for fire department personnel. The fire department builds their reputation on Prevention, Pride, and Professionalism.