Union Gas Supports Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services With $1,500 Grant For Carbon Monoxide Safety
Simcoe, ON, November 6, 2017 - Union Gas supports Norfolk County with a $1,500 grant to Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services for safety educational materials.
Names, from left to right: Scott Pipe, assistant fire chief, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services; Jeremy Reimer, utility service manager Simcoe, Union Gas; Terry Dicks, fire chief, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services and then Ron Demerest, training captain, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services
"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home," said Jeremy Reimer, utility services manager Simcoe, 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."
Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services is comprised of 11 fire stations that are staffed by 254 volunteer firefighters. Education is the first line of defense against the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning: proper maintenance of fuel fired appliances and CO alarms to protect families.
"Thanks to this generous donation by Union Gas, Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services will be able to purchase additional educational materials on the prevention and detection of carbon monoxide," said Terry Dicks, fire chief, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Service. "Working together, we can better inform our community on how to be safe from carbon monoxide."
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 1.5 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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