TOMA at the Eastern Ontario
Regional Firefit Combat Challenge held on
July 1st 2000 in Kanata
In addition to bringing timely concrete and material help to burned kids, one of the
Foundation's principal goals is to educate the public at large and to carry out burn, burn
safety and fire prevention activities and events.
As the saying goes:
"An ounce of prevention
is worth a ton of cure"
and we accomplish this in several ways:
Weekly In-house burn and fire prevention safety
presentations to customers in high volume retail businesses throughout Ontario and Québec
Distribution of free burn and fire prevention safety
Interacting with and being present at local,
Provincial, National and International events with fire-fighters, local Fire Departments
and Services, Provincial and National Association Conventions and special Regional events
such as the Firefit Combat Regional Challenge held in Kanata ON in July 2000 and the
International Extrication Competitions held in August 2001 in Burlington ON. Additional
such events in 2001 were the Kitchener-Waterloo and St. Thomas Musters.
The Foundation continues to have a very strong presence at several
of these events and is regularly invited to FFAO (FireFighters
Association of Ontario), OAFC (Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs),
CAFC (Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs) Conventions and other
high profile events such the Emergency Preparedness presentations.
A strong presence at various local and regional
fairs, festivals and events with a view to presenting burn and fire safety related
information and safety programs as well as presentations to various
Fire Academies such as Durham College..
Publishing various articles dealing with burn safety
and prevention in various high profile publications such as "The Volunteer
Voice" the official magazine of the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association
(CVFSA) and the Official Newsletter of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC).