Union Gas Contributes $1,500 To Perth East Fire Department For Purchase of Safety Equipment

Milverton, ON, March 18, 2016 - Union Gas supports Perth East Fire Department with a $1,500 grant for the purchase of travel restraint safety equipment and the training required for their volunteer fire fighters to properly and safely use the equipment.

"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said James Whittaker, manager construction and growth, 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 Perth East Fire Department operates 3 fire stations with a total of 67 firefighters. The Milverton Station recently took delivery of a 78' Rosenbauer Viper Aerial. This grant will allow the department to purchase ladder belts and hooks to improve the safety of the firefighters while working on the ladder.

"This generous donation from Union Gas allows us to equip our crews with the latest safety equipment and training. Safe practices and proper training are important for the fire department and for Union Gas," said Bill Hunter, Fire Chief, Township of Perth East. "Working together we are better equipped to keep our community and our firefighters safe."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 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 northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2011- 2016, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $7 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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For more information, contact:

Union Gas Limited
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
astass@uniongas.com

Township of Perth East
Bill Hunter, Fire Chief
Ph: 519-595-2800 ext. 226
bhunter@pertheast.ca
For more information, visit pertheast.ca.