NWMO donates to the Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association

Firefighters and other employees standing in front of firefighters.

NWMO staff and members of the Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association posed for a photo after the NWMO contributed $3,500 for equipment upgrades. From left: Michael Pahor, NWMO Relationship Manager; Nikole Hagerman, NWMO Engagement Associate; Trevor Bell, Secretary/Treasurer, Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association and Captain of South Bruce Fire; Daryl Rettinger, President of Teeswater-Culross Firefighers Association; and the Deputy Chief for South Bruce Fire, Keith Cassidy.

TEESWATER, Ont.— The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has donated $3,500 to the Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association to support ongoing equipment upgrades. The donation will help support the purchase of additional equipment, training materials and tooling.

The donation is part of the NWMO’s commitment to work with communities engaged in the site selection process for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel and to support projects and initiatives that will have a positive impact on community well-being for years to come.

About the NWMO The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come. Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2023, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario. “The Teeswater-Culross Firefighters Association is committed to taking a leadership role when it comes to safety in the community,” said Trevor Bell, Firefighters Association Secretary and Treasurer and South Bruce Fire Rescue Station Captain. “Equipment upgrades help to protect our firefighters and enhance the fire service locally. Thank you to the NWMO for supporting us. This type of financial aid is greatly appreciated, as it supports firefighting activities that help to keep our community safe.”

The NWMO's local sponsorship and donations program seeks to empower organizations in the site selection areas to do what they do best - build better communities. In South Bruce, this program is part of the NWMO’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen and ensuring consistent investment for important community projects and initiatives.

“The NWMO continues to explore opportunities that will benefit the community now and into the future,” NWMO Relationship Manager, Michael Pahor said. “South Bruce is fortunate to have such a dedicated group working to promote and enhance fire service in the area. It is our pleasure to support local firefighters and the important work they do.”

About the NWMO

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is a not-for-profit organization tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come. Founded in 2002, the NWMO has been guided for 20 years by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management.

Canada’s plan will only proceed in an area with informed and willing hosts, where the municipality, First Nation and Métis communities, and others in the area are working together to implement it. The NWMO plans to select a site in 2023, and two areas remain in our site selection process: the Wabigoon-Ignace area in northwestern Ontario and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation-South Bruce area in southern Ontario.