A photo of the Fire Chief, Mayor Krantz, and the Deputy Fire Chief, Operations

News release

Enbridge Gas is helping the Milton 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 Murray Costello, Director, Southeast Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including the Milton Fire Department. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters 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.”

“As Milton grows, it’s essential to provide firefighters and first responders with essential training and resources to keep our community safe,” said Milton Fire Chief Peter Gatto. “This generous donation from Enbridge’s Safe Community Project Assist program will help to continue meeting the training needs of our department.”

About the Town of Milton Fire Department

The Town of Milton’s Fire Department has served the community for over 150 years. The department is made up of full-time and part-time staff providing fire protection and emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days per week. To learn more about the Milton Fire Department, visit our website or follow us on Twitter @MiltonFireON.

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, promotes fire prevention and public education through sponsorships and partnerships with various groups and individuals with an interest in public safety. Follow the Council 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 enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Jessica Rabaey
Town of Milton
Communications Advisor
289-971-0791
media@milton.ca

Kathy Ash
Administrative Assistant/Campaign Coordinator
Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
1-866-379-6668 ext. 105
kathy.ash@firesafetycouncil.com

Enbridge Gas Media
1-855-884-5112
enbridgegasmedia@enbridgegas.com