Union Gas Donates $1,500 To Echo Bay Volunteer Fire Department For Purchase of Safety Equipment
Echo Bay, ON, April 12, 2016 - Union Gas supports the Township of Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional with a $1,500 grant to Echo Bay Volunteer Fire department for the purchase of personal protection equipment to help ensure the safety of volunteer firefighters.
"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said Don Van Daele, utility services manager, Union Gas. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support our local volunteer firefighters, helping to ensure their safety as they serve the community."
The Township of Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional Fire Department is made up of approximately 21 volunteer fire fighters and equipping them with up to date, modern personal protection is important for their safety and well-being. Personal protection equipment (PPE) includes bunker gear, boots, helmets, gloves, balaclavas and high visibility clothing.
"This generous donation from Union Gas helps to strengthen our collaborative partnership. Training and awareness, related to the safe handling of natural gas, is important for the fire department and for Union Gas," said Lynn Watson, Mayor, Township of Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional. "Working together we are better equipped to keep our community informed and safe."
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2016, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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