Enbridge Gas Assists Cobourg Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training

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Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping the Cobourg Fire Department 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 Chris Doig, Eastern Region Operations Supervisor, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including the Cobourg Fire Department. 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.”

“I wish to personally thank Enbridge for the significant contribution to the Cobourg Fire Department,” says Fire Chief Ellard Beaven. “The Fire Marshal of Ontario has established a certification program for all firefighters and this endeavour entails substantial cost to each department to become compliant. We now have the opportunity to purchase the training material required to ensure every firefighter is being trained to the most current edition possible. This wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support from Enbridge.”

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