from Left) St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson and Chief Fire Prevention Officer Brian Leverton display firefighter training materials purchased with donation.

Enbridge Gas Assists St. Marys Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training

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Enbridge Gas is helping the St. Marys 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 Steven Jelich, Director, Southwest Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including the St. Marys 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,” 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.”
“Ongoing education and training are vital for any fire department,” says St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “We are very grateful for this donation as it has allowed us to purchase important fire safety education training materials for our firefighters to use to continuously update their knowledge on the newest techniques and information on fire safety.”

About the St. Marys Fire Department
The St. Marys Fire Department is a highly trained fire service, comprised of community ambassadors who have committed to serving the Town of St. Marys, focused on minimizing loss of life, property and the environment. The fire department includes a full-time fire chief, part-time fire prevention officer and a team of dedicated part-time professional firefighters. Equipment includes one 1,050 GPM pumper, one 1,500 GPM 75 foot aerial ladder truck, one tank truck and one rescue vehicle.

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.
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For more information, please contact:
Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson, St. Marys Fire Department
Tel: 519-274-3939

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105

Enbridge Gas Media
Tel: 1-855-884-5112