$2,500 grant to Kirkland Lake Fire Department for natural gas detection equipment
MORRISBURG, ON, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Kirkland Lake Fire Department improve safety through a $2,500 grant to purchase new natural gas detection equipment.
Paul Dambremont, Union Gas assistant support manager, presented the cheque to Kirkland Lake Fire Department fire chief, John Fredericks today at the fire hall.
The Kirkland Lake Fire Services respond to numerous suspected gas leak incidents annually and the Union Gas grant will be used to upgrade the gas detection system to ensure the safety of our responders.
"At Union Gas, we are committed to the safety of our employees and our communities," said Lapierre. "And we show that commitment by investing in local fire departments whose fire prevention, education and fire suppression programs help us all stay safer."
"Union Gas has been a valuable partner to the fire service in Kirkland Lake," said Chief Fredericks. "Working together in the name of safety will allow us all to keep our community safe."
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 Kirkland Lake Fire Department
Kirkland Lake Fire Services is a composite fire department protecting approximately 10,000 residents. With a complement of ten full-time fighters the department also consists of both the Kirkland Lake and Swastika Volunteer Fire Brigades.
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: CONTACTS: 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, [email protected]; Kirkland Lake Fire Department, Fire Chief John Fredericks, Ph: 705-567-3400, [email protected]