Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping South Stormont Fire and Rescue purchase firefighting training materials, through Safe Community Project Assist–a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge Gas operates.
“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe, healthy and vibrant,” says Scott Harris, Eastern Region Operations Supervisor, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including South Stormont Fire and Rescue. Funds are used to purchase educational materials to assist in training firefighters in life-saving techniques.
Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, 294 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 FMPFSC. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”
Morris Lamer, Fire Chief of South Stormont Fire and Rescue says, “On behalf of the South Stormont Fire and Rescue Service, I wanted to express my personal gratitude for the generous contribution by Enbridge and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. Your commitment to public safety and assisting our fire service is not only noted but commended. These charitable donations enable our firefighters to continue their education and develop ongoing firefighting skills. Thank you for your confidence and support.”
About South Stormont Fire and Rescue
South Stormont Fire and Rescue is comprised of approximately 90 volunteer members that service the community of almost 14,000 residents. We have four stations located throughout the Township, Station 1 – Long Sault, Station 2 – Ingleside, Station 3 – Newington, Station 4 – St. Andrews West.
About the FMPFSC
The FMPFSC was established in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” Chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal, the FMPFSC promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety. Follow the FMPFSC 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.