Enbridge Gas Fire Fighter Training Support

Enbridge Gas Assists Gravenhurst Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training

February 8, 2023

Gravenhurst, ON – Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping Gravenhurst 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 Ed Gouweloos, Operations Supervisor, Northern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

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

“With this fantastic support from Enbridge, our department has been able to purchase the necessary materials to support our current training program and carry it well into the future,” says Jared Cayley, Fire Chief for the Gravenhurst Fire Department.

About the Gravenhurst Fire Department

The Gravenhurst Fire Department proudly serves their community of over 13,000 residents as well as the many visitors who come to the area. The department is staffed by a dedicated group of professional volunteers serving from three stations, who train consistently to meet the everchanging challenges faced by the modern fire service.

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.

For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

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For more information, please contact:

Fire Chief Jared Cayley, Gravenhurst Fire Department
Tel: 705-687-3414
Email: jared.cayley@gravenhurst.ca

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105
Email: kathy.ash@firesafetycouncil.com

Enbridge Gas Media
Email: enbridgegasmedia@enbridgegas.com