Power Workers’ Union supports junior firefighter program

For the second year, the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) has presented a donation to the Junior Fire Program of Saugeen Shores.

Last year, 2018, the PWU’s donation helped launch the Junior Firefighter Challenge, a miniature obstacle course modeled after the popular Bruce Power Fire Fit course.  It has been a popular addition to the Saugeen Shores Jr. Fire and Public Education Program and has also been held at Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest. 

This year, the PWU recently donated $2,500 to help pay for a new fire extinguisher training person who will provide hands-on training to the Junior Fire participants as well as to other staff and residents of Saugeen Shores.

L-R: Linda Crombeen, Chief Steward, Power Workers Union (PWU); Rob Atkinson, Saugeen Shores Fire Prevention Officer; Susan Noe, PWU member  ………….  photo submitted

The Junior Firefighter Program in Saugeen Shores is now in its 30th year.  Saugeen Shores Fire Prevention Officer, Rob Atkinson says that, “Community support like this donation from the Power Workers’ Union goes a long way in helping us run this valuable program for area youth.”

The Junior Firefighters Program teaches students about home fire safety initiatives, first aid, fire truck operations and auto extrication.