News Release - Project Assist to Support Firefighter Training

Township of Clearview, June 22, 2015 – Enbridge Gas Distribution is partnering with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council to help Clearview Fire & Emergency Services purchase firefighting training materials.

“Enbridge is proud to support Ontario firefighters who share in our commitment to help keep our communities safe,” said a spokesman from Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Project Assist is a program that supplements existing training for Ontario fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.

This year’s $100,000 donation will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Clearview Fire & Emergency Services. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.

Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 80 Ontario fire departments have received additional firefighter training.

“Firefighting is a dangerous and unpredictable profession. Regular training is an important part of being prepared for any hazardous situation. Enbridge’s Project Assist improves access to training materials for municipal fire departments and positively contributes to overall firefighter health and safety,” says Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal, Chief of Emergency Management and Chair of the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.

“This is an excellent opportunity to enhance our resources for training and continue to develop our frontline firefighters. This funding will enable the firefighter’s access to the most up-to-date educational material and will assist us to continue our exceptional service to our residence and visitors in our community,” said Colin Shewell, Clearview Township Fire Chief.

“Project Assist is an excellent program and is an example of private and public sectors working together to promote safety in our community at a grassroots level,” says Chris Vanderkruys, Mayor of Clearview Township.

About the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council

The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (Council) is a registered charity established in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” The Council, chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal and supported by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, operates at arm’s length from the government and promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety.

About the Fire Department

The Clearview Fire Department and Emergency Services provides a number of services including but not limited to:

• Fire Fighting, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety & Education, Rescue, Extrication Outdoor Burn Permits, Emergency Management Services, Emergency Response Registry

The Clearview Fire and Emergency Services operates out of five strategically placed fire stations. 100 paid-on-call firefighters protect our municipality under the direction of Fire Chief Colin Shewell. The department currently operates 12 fire apparatus, 1 ATV and 3 support vehicles. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @ClearviewFire

About Enbridge Gas Distribution

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. Enbridge has ranked as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the past seven years and was also named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2015. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to over two million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGasNews.

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Ash
Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105

Colin Shewell, Clearview Fire & Emergency Service
Tel: (705)428-6230, ext. 403

Tanya Bruckmueller
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Tel: 1-855-884-5112

Janet Chester,
Jun 23, 2015, 5:59 AM