$2,500 grant to South Dundas Fire & Emergency Service for "Alarm for Life" program
MORRISBURG, ON, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services become a safer community by supporting its "Alarm for Life" program, through a $2,500 grant.
Jake Lapierre, Union Gas utility service construction manager for Cornwall, presented the cheque to South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services fire chief, Chris McDonough today at the organization's fourth annual Open House held at the Morrisburg fire station. The open house is part of Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 5-11.
In Sept. 1995, the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council launched Alarmed for Life, a provincial home smoke alarm safety check program. This program involves local fire department's conducting home fire safety checks. The object of the smoke alarm program is the provision, installation and maintenance of a working smoke alarm in every residence in the municipality. Volunteer Fire Fighters go door-to-door distributing pamphlets, instructing residents regarding smoke alarms and escape planning, providing advice and/or assistance on the installation of smoke and CO alarms, and providing alarms and batteries free of charge when required.
"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."
"South Dundas Fire continues to actively promote fire and life safety throughout the community with their door-to-door campaign,' said McDonough. "We are very pleased, once again, 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 South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services
South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services provides full fire protection coverage, including suppression, prevention and education programs, inspections, fire code reviews and pre-planning, as well as various emergency rescues.
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, 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]; South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services, Chris McDonough, Fire Chief, Ph: 613-543-2673 ext. 4760, [email protected]