Enbridge Awards New Sarepta Firefighters With $10,000 Grant

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Leduc County, Alberta – The New Sarepta District Fire Station is better equipped to respond to emergencies with its new life-saving rescue equipment, made possible with a $10,000 Safe Community grant from Enbridge. The New Sarepta Volunteer Firefighter Association was awarded the grant this evening during a ceremony at the fire station. The grant will go towards the purchase of a heavy-duty rescue tool used to rescue entrapped individuals, as well as the purchase of specialized rescue gloves for on-call firefighters.

“This equipment will save lives in the New Sarepta fire district and will protect our firefighters as they respond to calls,” says Roger Anger, New Sarepta District Fire Chief. “We are honoured to have been awarded this grant from Enbridge and we know it will have a lasting impact in our community.”

New Sarepta firefighters protect and serve an area that directly impacts the 3,000 people who reside in this district as well as those who travel the area roads. Roughly 30 per cent of the calls responded to could benefit from these rescue tools.

“The donation is made as part of Enbridge’s Safe Community program, which provides donations to emergency services organizations that are working to make their communities safer,” says Lisa Seeley, Public Affairs Advisor with Enbridge.

Enbridge’s Safe Community grants are awarded to emergency response organizations that protect and safeguard the communities near Enbridge’s projects and operations. Since Safe Community was established, roughly $7 million has been distributed to first responders – including emergency medical services, firefighters, police and sheriff’s departments – across North America.

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