$4,000 grant to Lambton County Fire Prevention Team for new safety trailer
TOWNSHIP OF DAWN-EUPHEMIA, ON, April 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas today, provided the Lambton County Fire Prevention Team with a $4,000 grant towards the purchase a new trailer for their Fire Safety Education Program. The Fire Safety Trailer is an important community education tool that will be set up at schools and special events to raise awareness amongst children about fire safety at home.
Dave Lamoureux, director of storage and transmission operations for Union Gas and Chris Young, Union Gas administration manager of storage and transmission operations presented the cheque to David Williams, fire chief of the Dawn-Euphemia Fire Department and a member of the Lambton County Fire Prevention Fundraising Committee.
"At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home. We want each and every one of our employees to return home safely at the end of every day," said Lamoureux. "Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support important and much-needed programs like this one, which is helping the youth of Lambton County learn about fire safety at home."
"The Township's Fire Department and Union Gas have enjoyed a long productive relationship and Union Gas' grants to the Dawn-Euphemia Fire Department over the years, have been most helpful and appreciated," said Williams. "On behalf of the Dawn-Euphemia Fire Department and the Lambton County Fire Prevention Team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Union Gas very much for making this generous grant towards the purchase of a new fire safety trailer."
For more than 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. Each year, the company supports the communities where its employees live and work through thousands of volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year, Union Gas donated close to $3 million to community and charitable organizations in Ontario, including over $928,000 to United Way. In addition, Union Gas employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 17,000 volunteer hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Lambton County Fire Prevention
The Lambton County Fire Prevention Team is comprised of firefighter representatives from each of the Lambton County Fire Departments. The mandate of the team is to deliver educational and fire prevention initiatives throughout Lambton County.
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: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Lambton County Fire Prevention
Brad Goodhill, Chairman
Fire Chief, Warwick Township
Cell: 519 490-4256