Boost for safety ed­u­ca­tion

Simcoe Reformer - - NEWS -

a $1,500 grant from union Gas will help Nor­folk county fire & res­cue ser­vices spread the word about the dan­gers of car­bon monox­ide.

ed­u­ca­tion is the first line of de­fence against the threat of car­bon monox­ide (co) poi­son­ing, specif­i­cally proper main­te­nance of fuel fired ap­pli­ances and co alarms to pro­tect fam­i­lies.

“Thanks to this gen­er­ous do­na­tion by union Gas, Nor­folk county fire & res­cue ser­vices will be able to pur­chase ad­di­tional ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als on the pre­ven­tion and de­tec­tion of car­bon monox­ide,” Terry dicks, fire chief, said in a me­dia re­lease. “Work­ing to­gether, we can bet­ter in­form our com­mu­nity on how to be safe from car­bon monox­ide.”

Jeremy reimer, util­ity ser­vices man­ager at union Gas in simcoe, said safety is key for his com­pany. “be­cause of our safety cul­ture, we make it a pri­or­ity to sup­port our lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers, help­ing to en­sure their safety as they serve the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Nor­folk county fire & res­cue ser­vices is com­prised of 11 fire sta­tions, staffed by 254 vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Union Gas has do­nated $1,500 for Nor­folk County Fire and Res­cue Ser­vices for the pur­chase of ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als. On hand for the pre­sen­ta­tion were, from left, Scott Pipe, Nor­folk as­sis­tant fire chief; Jeremy Reimer, util­ity ser­vice man­ager Simcoe, Union Gas; Terry Dicks, Nor­folk fire chief; and Ron De­mer­est, Nor­folk fire train­ing cap­tain.

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