January 28, 2016 -Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, the Lakehead University Thunderwolves and Tbaytel have again partnered to release limited-edition collector cards of this year's varsity hockey team that highlight fire safety messaging.

"Home fire safety is one of our top priorities," said Fire Chief John Hay "This project allows us to get that message across to Thunder Bay's young hockey fans and promote fire prevention in a unique way."

The player cards will be available to fans in attendance at the Thunderwolves' Jan. 29 home game at the Fort William Gardens. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and players from the Thunderwolves will also be attending a number of elementary schools and minor hockey events promoting fire safety and distributing the new cards.

"The Lakehead Thunderwolves would like to extend a big thank you to Tbaytel and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue for making these hockey cards a reality," said Lakehead Thunderwolves' Varsity Hockey Executive Director Jason Mallon. "Tbaytel is a tremendous supporter of our community and this could not have happened without their support. Our players enjoy the school visits prmoting fire safety and we are sure these cards will be a big hit with our fans."

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Contact:  Anthony Stokaluk, Public Education Officer - Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2802, cell 631-7033 or astokaluk@thunderbay.ca