Atmos Energy recently donated $2500.00 to the West Monroe Fire Department toward the purchase of safety equipment.
The purchased equipment, known as “Particulate Blocking Hoods” help reduce the risks of carcinogenic particulate contamination found in many structural fires while maintaining air permeability and reduced risk of increased core temperature for the firemen.
“The risk of developing cancer is a growing concern in the fire service because of the carcinogens firefighters are exposed to while fighting fires,” said West Monroe Fire Chief Todd Smith. “These particulate blocking hoods block over 99 percent of carcinogenic particulates found within smoke and will do much to improve the safety of our firefighters.”
“At Atmos Energy, “Safety” is our number one priority,” Ann Hayward, Manager of Public Affairs stated, “And we are glad to provide this support to purchase safety equipment for the firemen who serve our community and our customers. This donation is a show of gratitude and to let them know we appreciate their service”.
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Atmos Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor of safe, clean, efficient and affordable energy. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and our infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Atmos Energy serves more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states and manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas. Find us online at http://www.atmosenergy.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.