Guelph Fire recognizes two community members for fire safety efforts

Guelph, Ont., May 4, 2016 – Tomorrow, the Guelph Fire Department will recognize two local individuals for their efforts in promoting fire safety in the community.

  • Brady Valeriote, a Grade 5 student at St. Patrick Catholic School, will be recognized for promoting fire safety in the home—the topic for his speech that garnered a third place finish at the all school speech finals in Guelph. Valeriote’s amplification of fire safety messaging reached hundreds of people.
  • John Gibson, a Guelph resident, will be recognized for putting into practice fire safety after the fire alarm in his building was activated on March 12 as a result of a fire in an upper hallway. His quick action in locating a portable fire extinguisher led to the fire being extinguished—a fire that could have grown fast and trapping residents on the upper floor.


Fire Safety in the Community recognition ceremony


Andy MacDonald, General Manager and Fire Chief, Emergency Services, City of Guelph
John Osborne, Deputy Fire Chief, Guelph Fire Department
Dave Elloway, Deputy Fire Chief, Guelph Fire Department
Tony Sabatini, Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Guelph Fire Department
Brady Valeriote, Grade 5 student, St. Patrick Catholic School
John Gibson, Guelph resident


Guelph Fire Department Headquarters
50 Wyndham Street South


Thursday, May 5

For more information

Tony Sabatini
Chief Fire Prevention Officer
Emergency Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2134
[email protected]