Union Gas Supports Bonfield Volunteer Fire Department With $2,500 Grant For Purchase Of Safety Equipment

Bonfield, ON, June 14, 2016 - Union Gas supports the Township of Bonfield with a $2,500 grant to Bonfield 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 Darcy Watson, 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 Bonfield Fire Department is made up of 19 volunteer firefighters 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, gloves, balaclavas and high visibility clothing.

"This generous donation from Union Gas and training related to the safe handling of natural gas is important to enable us to work as a team to keep our community safe," says Thomas Raymond, fire chief of Bonfield Fire Department.

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

Township of Bonfield
Thomas Raymond
Fire Chief
Ph: 705-499-8968
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