Enbridge Gas Assists Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services in Supporting Firefighter Training

Photo from LTR: Mayor Doug Cook, Mark Ramsay, Enbridge Gas, David McLean, Deputy Fire Chief - Operations, Jamie Kovacs, Executive Director of Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council, Dave Robertson, Deputy Chief of Training, Councillor Ron Dodge

Lambton Shores, ON, January 26, 2023 – Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services 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 Paul Ferrera, Senior Advisor Operations, Southwest Region, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services. Funds are used to purchase educational materials to assist in training firefighters in life-saving techniques.

“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.”

Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, 294 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.

“While a priority for our firefighters is always going to be protecting the public, we can never forget about the importance of protecting ourselves through the provision of training,” says Lambton Shores Fire Chief Lawrence Swift. “Partnerships like this one help keep firefighters safe and ready to respond.”

About Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services
Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services maintains and operates five fire stations located in the communities of Arkona, Forest, Grand Bend, Northville and Thedford. The continued success of our fire service is thanks to the ongoing dedication and commitment of our local on-call/part-time firefighters, who provide fire suppression, emergency response and public education services to the community. For more information, visit the Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services page.

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 the Enbridge Gas website or follow them on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.