June 18, 2018
Hanover – The Hanover Salvation Army has won a 2018 Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council for their innovative “Giving Hope Today” partnership with the Hanover Fire Department.
The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council awards recognizes agencies within the province who work with local Fire Departments to enhance fire prevention in communities across Ontario. Through a partnership with the Hanover Fire Department, the Hanover Salvation Army purchases a number of smoke alarms annually. As the Hanover Fire Department conducts their alarmed for life program, or general fire response, they see families in need of smoke alarms that cannot afford them. The alarms purchased by the Salvation Army are provided to these families.
Jeff Dentinger, Hanover Fire Chief, explains, “The partnership with the Salvation Army has been instrumental in providing our department with an opportunity to assist those in need. Smoke alarms can be costly and this program ensures that the department is able to help ensure the safety of our residents.”
The Hanover Fire Department Alarmed for Life program conducts door to door visits where smoke alarms are checked to ensure that they are operational, properly positioned, and are not expired.
The Hanover Fire Department and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council thank the Hanover Salvation Army greatly for their assistance.
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Jeff Dentinger, Fire Chief
CEMC/CFPO/ Health and Safety Coordinator
Town of Hanover
Pictured from left to right: Chair of the Fire Safety Awards Committee Daniel Langlois, Hanover Salvation Army Major Sterling Snelgrove, Hanover Fire Department Inspector Rob Hagan, and Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief of Emergency Management Ross Nichols.