Fire department receives boost from Honeywell


By Joel Charron

In honor of International Fire Safety Week, Honeywell has donated roughly $10,000 worth of personal protective equipment to the Amherstburg Fire Department.

The donated fire equipment includes combat-ready boots and gloves from Honeywell’s Pro

Honeywell’s Amherstburg manufacturing facility donated $10,000 worth of new high-end boots and gloves to the Amherstburg Fire Department Tuesday, October 16. From left: Honeywell HSE manager Giovanni Grande, plant manager Vaughan Hansen, Amherstburg fire chief Randy Sinasac, Honeywell HSE co-ordinator Jeff Ammonite.

Warrington and American Firewear brands, which are considered to be the gold standard in personal protective equipment for firefighters around the world.

“We are committed to supporting our local fire departments,” said Honeywell’s Amherstburg plant manager Vaughan Hansen. “The personal risk and sacrifice that first responders make is invaluable and we want to recognize their efforts by continuing to help keep Amherstburg safe.”

According to Fire Chief Randy Sinasac all the firefighters will be receiving new boots and gloves.

“We are very please to accept this as it helps us immensely in maintaining our equipment,” said Sinasac.

Sinasac noted all the money saved with Honeywell’s donation can be put towards upgrading other equipment such as breathing apparatuses.

“Conscientious corporate partners such as Honeywell allow our and other departments in the vicinity to stay on the cutting edge of readiness and training for potential incidents,” said Sinasac.

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