South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services receives grant for extrication equipment

SD&G OPP and South Dundas Fire Department officials. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services has received a $5,000 grant from TransCanada Corporation to purchase new auto extrication equipment.

The Municipality applied to the Community Investment Program under the safety stream in April 2018 for struts for the Williamsburg Fire Station.

As a rural community with three interchanges off Highway 401 and a large county road network, South Dundas sees several drivers, commuters and tourists each month. The auto extrication equipment will help firefighters extract motorists in life threatening situations in a safe, controlled and efficient manner. The equipment will also help protect emergency first responders.

“TransCanada Corporation has always been a supporter of community safety and training,” said Cameron Morehouse, Director of Fire & Emergency Services. “We are very pleased that they are once again assisting South Dundas Fire & Emergency Services by providing valuable tools to help protect our residents and visitors.”

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