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Enbridge Gas donation assists in firefighter training

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Enbridge Gas Inc. is helping Emo Fire & Emergency Service purchase firefighting training materials, through Project Assist—a program 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 Luke Skaarup, director, Northern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas Inc.

This year's $100,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Emo Fire & Emergency Service.

Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.

Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 174 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.

“Project Assist improves access to training materials for municipal fire departments,” said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management.

“Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community,” he added.

“The donation from Enbridge will allow our organization to acquire much-needed resources, allowing us to provide the highest level of professional service to the community and our neighbours,” said Emo fire chief Joshua Colling.

“On behalf of the Township of Emo, from myself, Mayor Harold McQuaker, and the Emo municipal councillors and Emo ratepayers, thank you,” he added.

“This donation is greatly appreciated and will be utilized to training our volunteer firefighters and keeping our firefighters and residents safe.”

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