Gibson Energy has donated $10,000 to the Moose Jaw and District Fire Department, which the department would like to use next year to purchase new equipment.
During its Dec. 16 budget deliberation meeting, city council voted unanimously to accept the donation and direct the money to the fire department’s equipment reserve budget. This will allow the department to upgrade four existing confined space escape air packs to the National Fire Protection Agency 2018 Edition.
The energy company contacted the fire department this year about making a donation, fire Chief Rod Montgomery explained. Gibson Energy has been a strong corporate citizen over the years and has provided plenty of new equipment or training to firefighters in Moose Jaw.
“They want to give us $10,000 and we’d like to spend it,” he added with a chuckle.
The next 2021 budget meeting is Monday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.