Enbridge Gas Assists Central Huron Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training

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Firefighter Jessica Platt, Firefighter Cody Lobb, Firefighter Darcy McClure, Firefighter Matt Langendoen, Central Huron Fire Chief Dave Renner, Enbridge Representative Luc Cormier, Central Huron Mayor Jim Ginn, Councillor/Firefighter Everett Smith, Deputy Mayor Marg Anderson



Municipality of Central Huron, ON, February 13, 2023 – Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) is helping Central Huron 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 Luc Cormier, Supervisor Operations, Southwest Region, Enbridge Gas.
This year’s $250,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 50 Ontario fire departments, including Central Huron 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 members of the Central Huron Fire Department appreciate that Enbridge Gas and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council realize the need for training and instructional textbooks and videos. The firefighters will use these books and videos regularly to enhance their training knowledge,” says Fire Chief Dave Renner.

About the Central Huron Fire Department

The Central Huron Fire Department is located in the town of Clinton, with 24 volunteer firefighters and a full-time fire chief servicing Central Huron. The current fleet at the Central Huron Fire Department consists of a chief’s vehicle, two pumpers, rescue and a tanker. The department also has the first motorized fire truck in town, a 1927 pumper, at the hall for display.


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.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief Dave Renner, Central Huron Fire Department
Tel: 519-482-3043
Email: firechief@centralhuron.com

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Tel: 1-866-379-6668 ext. 105
Email: kathy.ash@firesafetycouncil.com

Enbridge Gas Media
Email: enbridgegasmedia@enbridgegas.com