Union Gas Supports Tecumseh Fire Rescue Service With $1,675 Grant To Purchase Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Tecumseh, ON, December 13, 2016 - Union Gas supports the Town of Tecumseh with a $1,675 grant to Tecumseh Fire Rescue Service for the purchase of carbon monoxide alarms for distribution to families in need within the community.

"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said Sean Collier, district manager Chatham/Windsor, Union Gas. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support our local firefighters, helping to save lives in the community."

Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services Cheque Presentation

Photo from left to right: Doug Pitre, Fire Chief, Tim Meecham, Sean Collier, Bob Hamilton – Fire Prevention Officer and Mayor McNamara

This is the second year that Union Gas has provided a grant for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In 2015, thirty-three alarms were provided to seniors in the former Sandwich South. Tecumseh Fire Rescue urges all residents to ensure that they have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms especially with the arrival of cold weather as fireplaces, faulty furnaces and dry Christmas trees are leading causes of alarms in the winter.

"This grant will allow us to continue our efforts to reach out to all seniors and families in need of carbon monoxide alarms within the community," said Chief Doug Pitre, Tecumseh Fire Rescue Service.  "Tecumseh Fire Rescue is working closely with the local Goodfellows in the next few weeks to deliver baskets and this support may afford us the opportunity to provide carbon monoxide alarms to those in need."

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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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058
djprimorac@uniongas.com

Tecumseh Fire Rescue Services
Doug Pitre
Director Fire Services & Fire Chief
Ph:  519 979-4041 ext. 10
dpitre@tecumseh.ca

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