Union Gas Supports Saugeen First Nation Fire Department With $1,500 Grant To Purchase Smoke Alarms

Southhampton, ON, April 24, 2017 - Union Gas supports Saugeen First Nation Fire Department with a $1,500 grant to purchase smoke alarms for distribution to residents of the Saugeen Fire Nation.

"At Union Gas, we put safety above all else, both on the job and off the job," said Jeremy Miller, utility services manager Owen Sound/Hanover, Union Gas.   "We're pleased to support Saugeen First Nation Fire Department with this grant. Families will be safer, and that means a lot to us at Union Gas."

Saugeen First Nation Fire Department Cheque Presentation

Photo from left to right: Randy Roote, SFN band council; Lester Anaquot, SFN chief; Jermey Miller, utility services manager Owen Sound/Hanover, Union Gas; Clint Root, SFN fire chief; Mike Henry, SFN band council; Aaron Chapman, manager construction & growth, Union Gas; Steven Vandolfeld, SFN band council; Cheree Ursheler, SFN band council and Ken Roote, SFN band council.

The $1,500 contribution will cover the costs of smoke alarms for approximately 60 of the 320 homes in Saugeen.

"We welcome the support of Union Gas," said Clint Root, fire chief, Saugeen First Nation. "This contribution will help to save lives in the community of Saugeen First Nation #29."

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited 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 2017, and has assets of $7.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. Union Gas is committed to building long-term productive relationships with members of the First Nation and Métis communities based on mutual respect and economic opportunity.  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

Saugeen First Nation
Clint Root
Fire Chief
Phone: 519-386-2771

For more information, visit saugeenfirstnation.ca or find us Facebook.