Local Business Lauded for Fire Safety Efforts

Posted on Wednesday June 06, 2018
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Robert King, Gravenhurst Fire Prevention Officer,Daniel Langois, Tara & Ian McNaughton, Chief Larry Brassard, Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal.
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June 6, 2018
 
Local Business Lauded for Fire Safety Efforts
Home Hardware Owners Given Fire Safety Award
 
Gravenhurst, ON - Two local business owners were honoured today in Toronto for their commitment to life safety, in an awards ceremony presided over by Ross Nichols, Ontario Fire Marshal. 
 
Tara and Ian McNaughton, owners of the Gravenhurst Home Hardware were among a number of award recipients from across Ontario who were presented with the Fire Safety Award by the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council in a ceremony held at the Holiday Inn, Yorkville.
 
“The awards are an expression of appreciation for those who have made significant contributions towards making Ontario a safer place in which to live,” said Nichols.
 
The McNaughton’s were nominated for the award after helping the Gravenhurst Fire Department expand their carbon monoxide awareness and prevention programming by partnering with the Nolan Young Memorial Fund which provided free carbon monoxide alarms and educational material to the department.
 
 “Since Gravenhurst Home Hardware stepped up, we’ve distributed about 80 carbon monoxide alarms to residents of Gravenhurst at no charge,” said Larry Brassard, Fire Chief.  “Ian and Tara live in our 
community and support a variety of community initiatives, and so it’s about time that we said thanks to both of them in a tangible way.”
 
“We certainly didn’t expect this recognition, and are thankful for it, but we really just want to make sure Gravenhurst families have the opportunity to be protected from dangerous situations. Every family deserves to be safe in their home,” said Mr. McNaughton. 
 
For information about carbon monoxide and how to protect your family, please see www.COSafety.ca
 
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For further information, please contact:
 
Larry Brassard, 
Gravenhurst Fire Chief
705-687-3414