Bruce Power has donated a surplus Air Light Support Vehicle (ALSV) to Grey County Fire Chiefs Association so it can be used to refill self-contained breathing apparatus during training and emergency incidents.
“Safety is our Number One Value at Bruce Power and we’re committed to doing whatever we can to make our site and our communities safer,” said Brian Cumming, Bruce Power’s Fire Chief. “We’re very pleased we could find a good home for this unit and we hope it proves beneficial for the firefighters of Grey County.”
AJ Lake, Fire Coordinator for Grey County and Deputy Fire Chief of the Blue Mountains Fire Department, said the ALSV will be used within the Grey County Mutual Aid Plan, which is a support system for 13 fire stations, 320 full- and part-time firefighters and a fleet of apparatus and equipment.
“The vehicle will respond as requested to incidents across the county that require on-site refilling of firefighter breathing air cylinders and/or lighting,” Lake said. “This resource will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of operations at larger scale fire incidents, while also enhancing the safety of firefighters who are working in poor air quality and hazardous atmospheres. The Grey County Chiefs are extremely grateful for this very generous donation.”
This donation is part of Bruce Power’s commitment to further developing emergency preparedness capabilities in the region, in addition to its work on site. Bruce Power is part of the Bruce County fire services mutual aid program, and welcomes local volunteer fire departments onto its site to train in its state-of-the-art Fire Training Facility. The company also recently donated an ambulance to St. John Ambulance Grey Bruce Huron Branch, and has created the Regional Emergency Response Interoperability Committee, which will improve emergency response collaboration across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.
Bruce Power also successfully led a nationwide campaign to implement wireless public alerting for all Canadians. This effort included a test of the system with Telus in 2014, and a successful submission by Bruce Power to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC), requesting all wireless carriers be mandated to implement an alerting system. The new regulation came into effect on April 6, 2018.
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