Union Gas Supports Greenstone Fire Department with Grant for CO Alarms

Photo L-R: Claude Baril, utility services manager Kapuskasing, Union Gas and Jim Runciman, director of fire services, Municipality of Greenstone along with firefighters from Greenstone Fire Department in Beardmore.

BEARDMORE, ON,  – Union Gas supports Greenstone Fire Department with a $1,500 grant to purchase CO alarms for the community.

“At Union Gas, safety governs everything we do, whether we are building a pipeline or installing a gas meter at your home,” said Claude Baril, utility services manager Kapuskasing, Union Gas. “Because of our safety culture, we make it a priority to support our local volunteer firefighters, helping to save lives in the community.”

The Greenstone Fire Department prides itself on providing the communities it serves with valuable, potentially life-saving, equipment. This donation from Union Gas will support the Beardmore Fire Station Volunteers in their ongoing efforts by providing the funds to purchase CO alarms. These CO alarms will be installed by volunteers during prevention visits within the community of Beardmore.

“This generous donation from Union Gas helps to strengthen our collaborative partnership. Training and awareness, related to the safe handling of natural gas, is important for the fire department, our residents and for Union Gas,” said Jim Runciman, director of fire services, Municipality of Greenstone. “Working together we are better equipped to keep our community informed and safe.”

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Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. 

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