Union Gas Supports Smooth Rock Falls Fire Department With $3,500 Grant To Purchase Safety Equipment

Smooth Rock Falls, ON, August 8, 2017 - Union Gas supports Smooth Rock Falls Fire Department with a $3,500 grant for the purchase thermal imaging equipment.

Smooth Falls Presentation

Photo from left to right: Luc Denault (Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Smooth Rock Falls), Norm Ellerton (Utility Service Team Lead, Union Gas), Sean Cairns (Protective Services Manager, Town of Smooth Rock Falls), Michelle Pelletier (Fire Chief, Town of Smooth Rock Falls), Claude Baril (Utility Services Manager, Union Gas) & Michel Arsenault, (Mayor, Town of Smooth Rock Falls)

"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said Claude Baril, 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 Smooth Rock Falls Volunteer Fire Department is made up of approximately 18 dedicated volunteer firefighters.  Adopting modern firefighting technology such as thermal imaging equipment allows the firefighters to deliver a safe and effective service to our community, which reduces the risk to lives and property.

"This generous donation from Union Gas will allow us to purchase our fire department’s first thermal imagine camera," said Michel Pelletier, fire chief, Smooth Rock Falls Fire Department. "This piece of equipment will allow our firefighters to see through smoke and darkness to locate hidden fires and missing persons, greatly enhancing the safety of our volunteers and the community."

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

Smooth Rock Falls Fire Department
Sean Cairns
Protective Services Manager
Ph: 705 338-2717

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