WATFORD, Ontario, October 7, 2016 — Watford Fire Department is pleased to receive $8,500 toward the purchase of wildland firefighting equipment. The donation was made possible through Enbridge’s Safe Community Program.
“As a volunteer-run association, we are grateful for the support from our neighbour, Enbridge,” said Deputy Chief Jim Hart, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the Fire Department. “Access to new, modern equipment such as hoses and nozzles, scene lights, gas powered pumps, portable radios, and backpack hand pumps will help ensure that firefighters are safely and properly equipped when responding to an emergency which doesn’t require traditional equipment. This better enables the Fire Department to maintain the welfare of the community no matter the type of emergency.”
Served by 24 dedicated volunteer firefighters, the Watford Fire Department responds to all 911 emergency calls in its designated fire area of Warwick Township. The Department’s primary focus is fire suppression, heavy rescue, fire prevention and education, shore-based water rescue, hazmat operations, and low-angle rescue.
“The Watford Fire Department is committed to keeping our community safe and we’re pleased to support those efforts,” said Ken Hall, senior public affairs advisor with Enbridge. “Through this donation we are able to help ensure Watford’s firefighters have access to the best equipment when they’re on the job and responding to an emergency.”
The Enbridge Safe Community Program provides financial support to first responders and safety driven organizations for the purchase of new equipment, professional training or educational programs. The program has provided more than $8.5 million to organizations across North America since its inception in 2002. Through investments in partnerships and human capital, Enbridge supports organizations that contribute to the economic, environmental and social well-being of communities near its operations.
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