$3,000 grant for new hydraulic rescue tool
NIPIGON, ON, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping the Nipigon
Fire Department purchase a new hydraulic rescue tool, also known as an
emergency spreader, through a $3,000 grant awarded today.
Hydraulic rescue tools are used by emergency responders to assist in
removing crash victims from vehicles and other rescues from small
Enzo Fabiano, Union Gas utility service manager, presented the cheque to
Jim Keay, fire chief and Nipigon Mayor Richard Harvey at the fire hall
on Fifth Street.
"With our proximity to the TransCanada highway, requests for response to
vehicle accidents occur on a regular basis. Having the proper
extraction equipment helps to facilitate quicker response times for
those in need and improves the safety of our volunteer responders,"
stated Mayor Harvey. "Finding funding for equipment purchases is always
challenging. We appreciate the support of Union Gas, which will help us
to further improve the safety of our community."
"As a company, our focus on safety doesn't end with the workday. We
believe in investing in programs that will help make our communities
safer 24/7," said Fabiano. "That's why we make it a priority to support
important safety programs like this one, which is helping ensure our
volunteer fire fighters are properly equipped."
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has
a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively
encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout
its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas
contributed close to $3 million to charitable organizations across the
province, including environmental programs and projects. For more
information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Nipigon Fire Department
The Nipigon Fire Department was formed in 1949 to provide protection to
approximately 2,000 residences. In addition to fire protection, they
provide auto extrication on both major highways that cross the area.
The department also provides public education and fire prevention
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $6.4 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. 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 2014. For more
information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube:
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
Nipigon Fire Department
Mayor Richard Harvey
Ph: 807 887-3135 ext. 22