Chatham-Kent fire department gets share of Enbridge donation for training materials
The Chatham Daily News
Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services has received a share of a $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas to 50 fire departments in Ontario.
The funds are used to purchase firefighting training materials to enhance life-saving techniques through Safe Community Project Assist, a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.

“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority,” said Steven Jelich, director of southwest region operations for the company, in a media release. “We’re proud of Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe.”

Chatham-Kent fire Chief Chris Case thanked Enbridge for its continued support dedicated to training firefighters across the region.

“With over 400 firefighters in our career and volunteer sectors, access to training materials is essential to keeping both firefighters and our community safe,” he said.

Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, a total of 244 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training, stated the release.

Jon Pegg, Ontario’s fire marshal and chair of the fire marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, said: “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”


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