Enbridge Gas Assists Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services in Supporting Firefighter Training

Enbridge Gas is helping Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services 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,” says Luke Skaarup, Director, Northern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas.

This year’s $100,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services. The department was granted $5000 for the purchase of educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.

Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 194 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.

“Project Assist improves access to training materials for fire departments,” says Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”

“This generous donation from Enbridge Gas allows our department to build a robust library of emergency response training resources and build on our incident management training program,” says Acting Fire Chief Daniel Smith.

About Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services

Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services is a composite department providing emergency response to the urban and rural areas of the Municipality of Port Hope. The department has three strategically located stations across the Municipality, which respond to fire, motor vehicle collisions, technical rescues, medical responses, hazardous material spills and natural disasters. The department’s fire suppression division is complemented by a strong fire prevention and public education program.

Additional information is available at porthopefire.ca or follow us on Twitter @PortHopeFire

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 www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

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For more information, please contact:

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

Enbridge Gas Media
Tel: 1-855-884-5112

Dan Smith, Acting Fire Chief, Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services
Tel: 905-753-2230

Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
Tel: 905-885-4544