$2,500 grant to Black-River Matheson Fire Department for atmospheric monitoring equipment
MATHESON, ON, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Black-River Matheson Fire Department improve community safety through the purchase of atmospheric monitoring equipment, through a $2,500 grant.
Paul Dambremont, Union Gas assistant support manager, presented the cheque to Black-River Matheson Fire Department fire chief, Guy Lamb today at the fire hall during a training event with volunteer firefighters.
Black River-Matheson Fire Department responds to carbon monoxide calls within the Municipality. Having state of the art equipment, will allow them to investigate carbon monoxide calls and give the occupants the most accurate information. The atmospheric monitor with multiple sensors will also provide the emergency responders with information required to carry out the investigation safely. They will be able to monitor oxygen levels, carbon monoxide levels, hydrogen sulphide levels and determine when the situation is near harmful levels.
"At Union Gas, we are committed to the safety of our employees and our communities," said Dambremont. "We show that commitment by investing in local fire departments whose fire prevention, education and fire suppression programs help us all stay safer."
"Black River-Matheson Fire Department is proud to protect and serve our community, the new state of the art equipment will help keep our firefighters and our community safe," said Lamb. "We are very pleased to receive this generous donation from Union Gas."
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 Black-River Matheson Fire Department
The Black-River Matheson Fire Department's mission is to save lives and protect property from fire and other emergencies within Black River-Matheson through public education, fire code enforcement and incident response. Our three fire stations serve Val Gagne, Matheson and Ramore. Our volunteer firefighters provide emergency services in all areas of fire suppression, auto extrication and shoreline water/ice rescue. Our Fire Prevention activities include an annual home smoke alarm inspection program, public education in area schools, residential, industrial and commercial inspections upon request and complaints.
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]; Black-River Matheson Fire Department, Guy Lamb, Fire Chief, Black River-Matheson, 705-273-2313