$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
"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
"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
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Union Gas Limited
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Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Dawn-Euphemia Volunteer Fire Department
Township of Dawn-Euphemia
Ph: 519 692-5148
Cell: 519 358-2544