Enbridge Gas is helping Brock Township Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Safe Community Project Assist – a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.
“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe,” says Steve McGivery, Director, GTA East Operations, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including Brock Township Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.
Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, 244 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.
“Safe Community Project Assist improves access to training materials for fire departments,” said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.
“Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”
“Next to fire prevention and public education, the most important aspect of the fire department is the training of fire department personnel,” added 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 Safe Community Project Assist will be a great asset to the training component of the Brock Township 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.”