Union Gas Supports Safety Awareness Programs With $1,000 Grant To Woodstock Fire Department

Woodstock, ON, August 22, 2017 - Union Gas supports safety awareness programs with a $1,000 grant to the Woodstock 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 Kevin Car, utility services manager Woodstock, Union Gas. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support local safety initiatives, helping to ensure the safety of the community."

Woodstock Fire Department Cheque Presentation

Photo from left to right: Jeff Slager, acting fire chief, Woodstock Fire Department and Kevin Carr, utility services manager Woodstock, Union Gas

The Woodstock Fire Department believes strongly in providing residents with fire prevention and educational opportunities. Fall 2017 will bring a new partnership with the local seniors' community; fire extinguisher training will be offered at various locations free of cost to attendees. New avenues are continuously explored in the community to bring awareness and to provide guidance to enhance personal safety at home and in the workplace.  The department will continue the large graphic displays in high profile facilities within the community to enhance the visual connection to fire and life safety.

"Through generous grants, such as today's from Union Gas, our two organizations are able to partner in providing a learned skill to our senior residents, at no charge to them," said Jeff Slager, acting fire chief, City of Woodstock. "This can bring peace of mind in knowing how to respond to a small incident in their home."

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 $8.2 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

Woodstock Fire Department
Scott C. Tegler
Fire Chief & Community Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Woodstock
Ph: 519-537-3412 ext. 5201
stegler@cityofwoodstock.ca

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