For the fifth year in a row, Pembina Pipeline has committed to supporting local volunteer fire departments in the company's operating communities by providing them with much-needed funds through Pembina's Fire Prevention Project.
"It's a natural fit for Pembina to support volunteer fire departments since safety and emergency response preparedness is a top priority for us," said Martin Clough, Senior Manager, Safety, Security & ERP for Pembina Pipeline Corporation. "As a responsible operator, having both the right equipment and necessary training is the foundation for these departments. As a result, we are committed to helping ensure volunteer fire departments in communities in which we operate have the resources they need to respond effectively."
In 2015, Pembina will invest a total of $100 000, the company's largest contribution to date for this programme. The donation will be divided between 31 volunteer fire departments in communities across the Company's operations, and will support the purchase of new equipment and/or training as needed locally.
Chief Leo Sabulsky of the Chetwynd Fire Department explained the impact of Pembina's Fire Prevention Project: "The Chetwynd Fire Department has 52 years of history and 24 years of operating a rescue truck. With these funds, our volunteers are happy to have the addition of certified struts for vehicle stabilisation, which provide greater safety for those trapped in vehicles. Before, they had to improvise with ropes and other devices. As the Fire Chief, I wish to give my wholehearted thanks to the Pembina team for thinking of our team."
Pembina's community investment program supports non-profit and charitable organizations that are based in, or support, the communities where they operate. Within this framework, Pembina's investment decisions and partnerships are focused on initiatives that improve access to education, protect or preserve the environment, promote safety, create community space, and encourage recreation and a healthy lifestyle.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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