Toronto, ON (Jun. 5, 2013) – Peel Mutual Insurance Company will receive a Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony on June 12, 2013 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario.
When Caledon Fire and Emergency Services decided to invest in a fire and life safety house, they knew they would require financial assistance to make this dream a reality. Their fundraising efforts led them to the Peel Mutual Insurance Company, which generously donated $27,000 – the balance of funds required. In addition, the board of directors of Peel Mutual Insurance Company indicated they would like to continue their support by contributing to the maintenance of the fire safety house on an annual basis.
Since Caledon Fire and Emergency Services took delivery of the fire and life safety house in July 2012, it has been featured at eight separate community events, reaching all age groups from kids to seniors. Letters have been distributed to all Caledon schools offering educational tours of the fire safety house and, to date six schools have requested a visit. In addition to the school visits, Caledon fire anticipates the house will be featured at about half of their 60 annual community events.
“Many fire departments throughout Ontario have realized the benefits of having a mobile fire and life safety house, in which children and adults can learn about fire safety in a realistic setting,” said Ted Wieclawek, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. “Thanks to the generous donation of Peel Mutual Insurance Company, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services has an exciting new tool with which to deliver important fire safety messages throughout their community.”
The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors in this event: Technical Standards and Safety Authority, The Co-operators Group, Kidde Canada Inc., Home Depot of Canada Inc., Proctor & Gamble Inc., Electrical Safety Authority, CSA Group, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Roxul Inc. and Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada.
About the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council is committed to making Ontario the most fire-safe community in North America by developing open, innovative and creative partnerships between members of the fire safety community and the general public to increase awareness of issues and to help shape policies, strategies and legislation. The council was established in 1993 to promote fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety. The Council also provides opportunities for members to participate in shaping the direction of fire safety strategies across the province by enabling them to have input on fire safety initiatives and share ideas, information and resources toward the common goal of improved fire safety.
Since 1993, it is estimated that over one million dollars have been provided to the fire service and the public through the Council, its partnerships and the participation of the media.
About Peel Mutual Insurance Company
Peel Mutual has been providing quality insurance products and serving Ontario residents since 1876. As a mutual insurance company, we are owned and directed by our policyholders. We offer a complete line of home, automobile, farm and commercial insurance products.