Mississippi Mills Fire Department gets leg up in firefighter training thanks to Enbridge Gas
InsideOttawaValley.com
 

Enbridge Gas is helping the Mississippi Mills Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, 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. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe,” said Jean-Benoit Trahan, director, eastern region operations and gazifere operations, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including the Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD). Funds will be used to purchase educational materials to enhance life-saving techniques.

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

“Safe Community Project Assist improves access to training materials for fire departments,” said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”

“Providing continuous learning opportunities ensures our firefighters retain and develop the skills necessary to deliver fire protection services. This gracious donation to our training division will support our department training plan by providing up-to-date training materials which will enhance the safety of our firefighters and those in our community,” added MMFD Fire Chief Chad Brown.

MMFD responds from two stations located in the town of Almonte and the village of Pakenham. Collectively, these stations provide services to a mix of urban and rural properties with more than 13,000 residents across 519 square kilometres. The community is served by 50 volunteer firefighters that provide a wide range of emergency services.

 

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