Boost for safety education
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.
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.