News Release

Municipality of Huron Shores, ON, January 24, 2023 – Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping Huron Shores Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Safe Community Project Assist–a program with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council (FMPFSC) that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge Gas operates.

“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe, healthy and vibrant,” says Brent Belec, Operations Supervisor – Northern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including Huron Shores Fire Department. Funds are used to purchase educational materials to assist in training firefighters in life-saving techniques.

Since the launch of Safe Community Project Assist in 2012, 294 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.

“Safe Community Project Assist improves access to training materials for fire departments,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chair of the FMPFSC.

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

“The Huron Shores Fire Department would like to thank Enbridge for their generous donation for training materials. It is donations such as this that allows us to continue to improve our training to better service our community,” says Acting Fire Chief Jim Kent. “Last year, our department engaged with Enbridge to train our members about Natural Gas. With such tremendous support from Enbridge, the Huron Shores Fire Department is able to work safely and continue on-going training.”

About the Huron Shores Fire Department

The Huron Shores Fire Department (assuming the responsibilities from the Iron Bridge and Township of Thessalon Brigade), began in 1999 after the amalgamation of the Township of Thessalon, Townships of Day and Bright Additional, Village of Iron Bridge and a portion of the unincorporated geographic Township of Gladstone, the Corporation of the Township of Thompson and a portion of the unincorporated geographic Township of Bright. There are two fire stations; Station 1 in Little Rapids and Station 2 in Iron Bridge, with 37 members and 4 cadets. The department offers rescue, fire suppression,

emergency response and fire prevention, and cover approximately 451 square kilometers in area.

About the FMPFSC

The FMPFSC was established in 1993 with a mission to help create “a world where no one is hurt by fire.” Chaired by the Ontario Fire Marshal, the FMPFSC promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety. Follow the FMPFSC on Twitter @FMPFSC.

About Enbridge Gas

Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.8 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.”

For more information, please contact:
Natashia Roberts, CAO/Clerk, Municipality of Huron Shores
Tel: 705-843-2033

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

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