For Immediate Release
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
NORTH HURON AND MORRIS TURNBERRY PARTNER ON FIRE PREVENTION
North Huron and Morris Turnberry are continuing to strengthen their working relationship by partnering on the delivery of fire prevention services.
Morris Turnberry Council has accepted North Huron’s offer to have the Fire Department of North Huron (FDNH) carry out a door-to-door smoke alarm campaign in the area of Morris Turnberry covered by FDNH. In addition, to enhance public education and fire prevention, both municipalities have agreed that Morris-Turnberry’s Community Safety Officer will work one day per month in North Huron, and FDNH’s Fire Prevention Officer will work one day per month in Morris-Turnberry.
“Training for and responding to fires is important, but to save lives and make our communities safer we need to increase our commitment to education and fire prevention,” said David Sparling, North Huron’s Director of Fire and Emergency Services. “By working together, this partnership is a win/win for Morris-Turnberry and North Huron residents.”
“The door-to-door smoke alarm campaign to be undertaken by the FDNH exemplifies the commitment and high standard brought to our community by our local volunteer fire departments,” said Morris Turnberry Mayor Paul Gowing. “The sharing of our resources only makes these services stronger.”
TriData, internationally known for its consulting and research in public safety, has confirmed with their research that civilian fire deaths in residential fires decreased by 40% to 60% in areas where fire departments had implemented firefighter home – visit programs. For more information and to read “Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety,” visit TriData’s website at www.sysplan.com.
The Fire Department of North Huron provides fire and rescue services to Morris Turnberry residents and businesses through an inter-municipal agreement. North Huron also has agreements with Central Huron and Ashfield Colborne Wawanosh to provide fire and rescue services to areas of their municipalities.
David Sparling Mayor Paul Gowing
Director of Fire and Emergency Services Morris-Turnberry
Township of North Huron 519-887-9248