PERTH EAST – On November 22nd, 2018, the Perth East Fire Department was recognized by First Alert Canada with an award for demonstrating “Leadership, Activities, and Support in relation to the prevention of deaths and damage from Fires and Carbon Monoxide.”
Each year, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs hold an Annual General Meeting, in which First Alert Canada awards four fire departments among the 442 across Ontario for their ‘exemplary work in fire prevention and public education.’
This year, PEFD was selected as one of the recipients. Fire Chief Bill Hunter was present to accept the award.
“I am a small part of a very successful group of fire safety professionals committed to educating our residents on the risks of fires,” said Hunter. “I want to thank each and every member of the Perth East Fire Department for contributing to our success and I also want to thank First Alert and BRK for the recognition.”
First Alert’s Jim Rotz highlighted PEFD’s efforts.
“On behalf of First Alert Canada, it is our tremendous pleasure to recognize Perth East for Fire Prevention Leadership in their community,” Rotz said. “Perth East conducts numerous community events, their Fire Chief recognizes people in the community individually and the department is extremely active on social media to communicate the activities that help to prevent fires.”
Bill Hunter stood beside Toronto Fire Chief Matt Pregg, whose department was awarded the ‘Large Market’ category award.
“It was also very humbling to be recognized alongside the Toronto Fire Services,” remarked Hunter. “Two very different departments and communities… one common goal of reducing the risk of fire. The First Alert/BRK Fire Prevention Leadership Award is truly an award for our entire outstanding team.”