Fire SAFE Ontario

Fire SAFE Ontario

November 02, 2005 05:59 ET

Media Advisory - Residential Fire Sprinklers debate set to begin

Fire Professionals to Call for Swift Passage of Bill 2 on Residential Fire Sprinklers Systems Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Home/Garden Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 2, 2005) - "The recent tragedy at the Fred Victor Mission underscores the importance of passing legislation to install residential fire sprinkler systems in all new houses, apartments and condominiums," says Al Speed, spokesperson for Fire SAFE (Sprinkler Alliance for Everyone) Ontario.

More than 220 North American jurisdictions currently have legislation in place making residential fire sprinkler systems mandatory. In Vancouver, where such systems have been mandated for 10 years, there has not been a single accidental fire fatality in a home where there is a fire sprinkler system.

A press conference will be held with representatives from Fire SAFE Ontario, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs and the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association, urging all members of the Legislature to support Bill 2, the Home Fire Sprinkler Act, 2005, which will be debated in the Legislature on Thursday, November 3, 2005 beginning at 11:00 am.

DATE: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Media Studio (Main floor)
Legislative Building
Queen's Park

SPEAKERS: * Allan Speed, City of Toronto's Former Fire Chief
* Deputy Chief Terry Boyko (Toronto Fire Services), Vice President Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
* Eric Chant, President Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association

/For further information: Peter Turkington
High View Communications
(905) 483-0155 IN: POLITICS

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