Union Gas Continues Support Of Halton Fire Department's Carbon Monoxide Awareness Program Courtesy of $2,500 Grant

Halton Hills, ON, October 3, 2017 - Union Gas continues support of Halton Hills Fire Department's Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Home Safe Home Programs through a $2,500 grant.

"At Union Gas, we put safety above all else, both on the job and off the job," said Faye Wang, Utility Service Manager, Union Gas.  "We're pleased to support programs like the Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Home Safe Home Programs that help us all stay safer."

Halton Fire Department Cheque Presentation

Deputy Chief Harry Olivieri, Halton Hills Fire Department; Jason Davis and Darryl Bosma, utility service representatives, Union Gas; Fire Chief John deHooge. Halton Hills Fire Department; Faye Wang, utility service manager, Union Gas; Deputy Chief Bruce Morrison, Halton Hills Fire Department; and Assistant Deputy Chief Bryce Marshall, Halton Hills Fire Department

The Ontario Fire Code requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed in every home and residential buildings where a fuel-fired appliance or an attached garage exists.  The Halton Hills Fire Department's Carbon Monoxide Awareness Program and Home Safe Home Fire Safety Program educates citizens on the requirements, proper installation and maintenance of CO alarms.  The $2500 grant will be used to purchase additional educational materials and CO alarms to continue these valuable programs.

"Smoke and CO alarms are critical life safety devices that are required in every residential home.  We are very fortunate to have a partnership with Union Gas." said Mayor Rick Bonnette, Halton Hills.  "This donation will be used in our 2017 Carbon Monoxide Awareness campaign.  On behalf of members of Council, I extend our sincere gratitude to Union Gas for the generous gift and their support in making Halton Hills a safer community."

About Halton Hills Fire Department

The Halton Hills Fire Department is a composite fire department of full-time and part-time firefighters manning three fire stations, with its Headquarters located at 14007 10 Side Road Halton Hills.  The Halton Hills Fire Department provides emergency response as well as Prevention and Public Education services to a community with a population of 60,000 residents.  Residents are encouraged to visit haltonhills.ca/fire/ or find us on Twitter for prevention and public education information.

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

Halton Hills Fire Department
Harry Olivieri
Deputy Fire Chief
Ph: 905-873-2601 ext 2102
harryo@haltonhills.ca

For more information, visit haltonhills.ca/fire/ or find us on Twitter, for prevention and public education information.