Union Gas Helps Dawn-Euphemia Fire Department Upgrade Pumper

$3,000 grant will outfit truck with two state-of-the-art water nozzles

RUTHERFORD, ON, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping the Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department upgrade its pumper truck with two new high-efficiency water nozzles, courtesy of a $3,000 grant.

Dave Lamoureux, director of storage and transmission operations for Union Gas, presented the cheque today to Mayor Bill Bilton and Fire Chief David Williams at the Dawn-Euphemia Council Chambers in Rutherford.

"A passionate commitment to safety is central to our business culture and operations. It's one of our core values, and part of everything we do, from ensuring our pipeline system is in safe operating condition at all times, to supporting important safety initiatives in the communities we serve," said Lamoureux. "That's why we are so pleased to support the Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department and the work they do to safeguard and improve the safety of citizens in this community."

The new nozzles, which will allow firefighters to vary the rate of water flow, are replacing nozzles that could only be turned on or off.  The ability to vary flow will significantly reduce the amount of water used and give firefighters more control over the water applied when fighting fires.

"The Dawn-Euphemia Fire Department is very pleased that Union Gas is helping to support safety initiatives in the township by recognizing and supporting the fire safety services that our volunteer fire department provides," said Williams.

Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Each year Union Gas contributes millions of dollars to charitable organizations across Ontario, including United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department
The Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the township for more than 21 years, providing fire suppression, fire prevention and education services.  The department has a complement of 25 volunteer firefighters.

About Union Gas

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 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 northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers  for 2011, 2012 and 2013, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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SOURCE: Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Union Gas Limited 
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
astass@uniongas.com 

Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department
David Williams
Fire Chief
Township of Dawn-Euphemia
Ph: 519 692-5148
Cell: 519 358-2544
fire.chief@dawneuphemia.on.ca


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