Union Gas Supports Oakville Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week With $2,500 Grant

Oakville, ON, October 2, 2017 - Union Gas joined the Oakville Fire Department at their 18th Annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff, helping support their efforts to educate residents of Oakville on the importance of having carbon monoxide alarms and smoke detectors in their home, courtesy of a $2,500 grant.

Town of Oakville Fire Department Cheque Presentation

Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, Jeremy Getson, Marc Hoewing and Fire Chief Brian Durdin and Deputy Andy Glynn

"We make it a priority to support important and much-needed programs like the Oakville Fire Department's Fire Prevention Week," said Mark Egbedeyi-Emmanuel, district manager Hamilton/Halton, Union Gas. "At Union Gas, safety is a top priority, and we are committed to keeping ourselves, our teams and our communities safe."

Oakville Fire department's intent in hosting the Fire Prevention Week Kick-off is to educate the public about the basic essential elements of smoke and CO alarm safety. The importance of early detection is not overstated, working smoke and CO alarms can be the difference between life and death.

"Education is the first line of defense and we need to deliver messages to the community that address misconceptions that have put our residents at greater risk of fire and CO poisoning," said Fire Chief Brian Durdin. "Union Gas' grant will support this community event and our prevention efforts to have these life saving devices installed, tested and maintained in Oakville residents homes."

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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For more information, contact:

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

Oakville Fire Department
Glenn Barwell
Public Education Officer
Ph: 905-815-2002 ext, 2002

For more information, visit Oakville.ca, or find us on Twitter or call the Fire Prevention Office at 905-338-4404.