CANONSBURG, Pa. – This week marks national Fire Prevention Week, and as part of its commitment to keep communities and customers safe, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, in partnership with four United Way chapters, provided complimentary combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to nine fire departments across the region to distribute to community members in need.
Those chapters, fire departments and communities include:
• United Way of Beaver County
o Ambridge Fire Department – Ambridge Borough, Beaver County
• United Way of Lawrence County
o Shenango Area Fire District – Shenango Township, Lawrence County
• United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
o Avalon Volunteer Fire Department – Avalon Borough, Allegheny County
o Brownsville Fire Company 1 – Brownsville Borough, Fayette County
o Central Volunteer Fire Company of Elizabeth Township – Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County
o Gallatin Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department – Forward Township, Allegheny County
o Whitehall Fire Company – Whitehall Borough, Allegheny County
• United Way of Washington County
o Canton Township Volunteer Fire Company – Canton Township, Washington County
o Chartiers Township Volunteer Fire Department – Chartiers Township, Washington County
“Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, non-corrosive gas that can be a by-product of the combustion of ordinary fuels,” explained Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Vice President of External and Customer Affairs Andy Tubbs. “Carbon monoxide can become very poisonous if it is not vented properly and if allowed to accumulate without sufficient oxygen.”
“We are dedicated to keeping our communities safe. Through the donation of combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors, in alignment with Fire Prevention Week and in partnership with to local first responders and the United Way, we hope to bring awareness to home safety, through both fire prevention and carbon monoxide education,” said Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Vice President and General Manager Mike Davidson. “The best way to know if there is carbon monoxide or any other gases in your home is with a properly working detector.”
Approximately $18,000 worth of combination devices were donated to 12 fire departments across the state.
For more information regarding the utility’s dedication to safety and community investment, visit www.ColumbiaGasPA.com/givingback
About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas to approximately 436,000 customers. With headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, it is one of NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. NiSource (NYSE: NI) is one of the largest fully-regulated utility companies in the United States, serving approximately 3.5 million natural gas customers and 500,000 electric customers through its local Columbia Gas and NIPSCO brands. More information about Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and NiSource is available at www.ColumbiaGasPA.com and www.nisource.com.