Enbridge Gas Assists Scugog Fire and Emergency Services in Supporting Firefighter Training
Township of Scugog, ON, October 26, 2023 – Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping Scugog 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 at the core of what we do. Providing support to Ontario firefighters with emergency response training, we’re equipping the heroes of tomorrow to better protect the communities we live and work in–keeping them healthy and vibrant,” says Steve McGivery, Director, GTA East Operations, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including Scugog Fire and Emergency Services. 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, 344 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.
“Fire departments train every single day and that’s why it’s important for them to have access to the right materials to keep their members and the public safe. Safe Community Project Assist helps departments afford some of these training tools and improves the ongoing learning that occurs across Ontario,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal, and Chair of the FMPFSC.
“Thank you to Enbridge Gas for their continued support of our Scugog Fire and Emergency Services. This funding will provide needed training resources and materials to prepare our firefighters to deliver education, outreach and enhance protection services to our community,” says Township of Scugog Fire Chief, Mark Berney.
About Scugog Fire and Emergency Services
Scugog Fire and Emergency Services is a composite fire department comprised of a full-time fire chief, along with a duty captain, training officer, fire prevention officer, maintenance technician/officer, two part-time administrative assistants and approximately 65 volunteer firefighters. From the township’s two fire stations, staff provide fire protection services to the township, on Lake Scugog, and to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
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 Inc.
Enbridge Gas is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario, with 2023 marking its 175th anniversary of serving customers. The distribution business provides safe, affordable, reliable energy to about 3.9 million customers and is leading the transition to a clean energy future through net-zero emissions targets and investments in innovative low-carbon energy solutions. 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 is owned by Enbridge (ENB), a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Visit enbridgegas.com to learn more.