Union Gas Supports Safety Awareness Programs Through $1,000 Grant To St. Thomas Fire Department

ST. THOMAS, ON, October 18, 2016 - Union Gas supports safety awareness programs through $1,000 grant to St. Thomas Fire Department.

"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said David Apfelbeck, utility services manager, Union Gas. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support our local firefighters, helping to promote safety in the community they serve."

St. Thomas Fire Department Presentation

From L to R:  Bill Todd, chief fire prevention officer, St. Thomas Fire Department; David Apfelbeck, utility services manager, Union Gas and Brian Leverton, fire prevention officer, St. Thomas Fire Department

The St. Thomas Fire Department is committed to promoting public safety in the community. Partnerships, such as this with Union Gas, allow the fire department to continue to grow their public education programs to enhance fire and life safety within the city. Programs like the smoke alarm and Carbon Monoxide alarm programs are examples of community outreach. Thanks to Union Gas and this $1000 grant the fire department is able to reach more of the residents in need.

"It is my pleasure to work with Union Gas and it is with gratitude that I accept this donation on behalf of every resident of St. Thomas," said Rob Broadbent, fire chief of St. Thomas. "From training opportunities for our staff, support in the delivery of our public education programs and assistance with emergency response, Union Gas has proven to be a great community partner, working together with the St. Thomas Fire Department for a safer community."

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.

For more information, contact:

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

St. Thomas Fire Department
Bill Todd
Chief Fire Prevention Officer
Ph: 519 631-0210
For more information, visit stthomas.ca
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