Enbridge Gas Inc. Assists Collingwood Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training
Enbridge Gas Inc. is helping the Collingwood Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Project Assist – a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.
This year’s $100,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Collingwood Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.
Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 174 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.
“Project Assist improves access to training materials for municipal fire departments,” said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”
“On behalf of the Town of Collingwood and the Collingwood Fire Department, we would like to thank Enbridge and Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council for the very generous donation of $5,000 towards new training materials for our firefighters,” said Town of Collingwood Fire Chief Ross Parr. “With a new training division, this donation will be used to purchase updated firefighting training materials and educational materials to enhance life safety techniques which are critical not only for our community but for firefighters. It is important to keep current on the latest life-saving techniques.”
“The Town of Collingwood is very appreciative of Enbridge’s support for our Fire Department,” said Town of Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson. “This is a great example of how good corporate citizenship can impact and strengthen our communities.”
About the Fire Department
The Collingwood Fire Department is responsible for the mitigation of all emergency and non-emergency responses involving risk to life and property in the Town of Collingwood. The department consists of 31 full time staff, which include Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Prevention Inspector, Training Officer, administrative assistant, custodian, and Volunteer Firefighters.
About Enbridge Gas Inc.
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 3.7 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
Photo L to R: Fire Training Officer Jesse Bull, Deputy Mayor Keith Hull, Fire Chief Ross Parr, Mayor Brian Saunderson, John Doucet (Fire Protection Advisor, OFMEM), Amrit Kuner (EIT, Enbridge), Deputy Fire Chief Dan Thurman, Joe Corrigan (Field Supervisor, Enbridge)