SOUTH DUNDAS, February 4, 2022 – Enbridge Gas is helping the South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services 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 Jean-Benoit Trahan, Director, Eastern Region Operations & Gazifere Operations, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services. 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,” says 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.”
“This funding program has allowed the South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services to purchase a variety of training manuals to help assist in the ongoing education of our firefighters,” says Chief Cameron Morehouse. “The proper training can be the difference in dangerous situations. By supporting our firefighters, we can protect our citizens.”
About the South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services The South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services comprises three fire stations across the jurisdiction of the Municipality of South Dundas. Over 60 firefighters serve the department for emergencies, public education and community programs. Follow the Fire Services on Facebook @SouthDundasFireEmergencyServices or on Twitter @DundasFire.
About the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (Council) is a registered charity established
in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” The Council,
chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal, promotes fire prevention and public education
through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an
interest in public safety. Follow the Council on Twitter @FMPFSC.
About Enbridge Gas
Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas
Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada’s largest natural gas storage,
transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year
history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business
serves about 3.8 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The
storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services
to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in
Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge
Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.
For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.