Enbridge Awards New Sarepta Firefighters With $10,000 Grant

Pipestone Flyer

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.

Just Posted

County of Wetaskiwin gravel hauling rates getting boost

Councilors vote to increase haul rate from $0.149 to $0.186 per tonne km

Wetaskiwin RCMP inspector ‘not surprised’ with Crime Severity Index

Inspector puts Maclean’s ‘Most Dangerous’ feature into perspective

UPDATED Two dead after head-on collision near Millet

UPDATED Wetaskiwin RCMP investigating, one dies at hospital

Wetaskiwin Chamber luncheon cancelled Nov. 16

Bad weather, icy roads mean benefits talk rescheduled for January

City of Wetaskiwin didn’t apply utility hikes to bills

Clerical financial error discovered by Wetaskiwin city council

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Calgary Stampeders back to Grey Cup with 22-14 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Calgary was favoured to win the 2017 and 2016 Grey Cups, but lost to the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks respectively.

‘A giant step forward’: new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

A new $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation, just over 72 years after she was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, N.S.

Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts; 77 dead

Trump arrived at the oceanside conclave Saturday afternoon after visiting Northern California to survey the wildfire damage in the town of Paradise.

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

“It’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape. I’ve been fully briefed on it, there’s no reason for me to hear it,” Trump said in the interview.

Canada Post calls for ‘cooling off’ period to allow for mediated talks

The proposal came as Canada Post workers continued their rotating strikes Monday after rejecting the Crown agency’s latest offer.

Metro Vancouver homicide detectives busy after separate weekend deaths

Homicide detectives in Metro Vancouver are investigating separate cases involving two deaths they say appear to be either targeted or suspicious.

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Most Read