CLEVELAND, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association has presented its 2017 Distinguished Service Award to the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, recognizing the organization's longstanding support of training programs for the state's fire officers.
The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, charitable arm of Dominion Energy Ohio's parent company, Dominion Energy, Inc., has contributed $550,000 in grants to the Ohio Fire and Emergency Services Foundation (OFESF) since 2006, including $50,000 for 2017, noted Paul Wright, OFESF Chair. Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation support has enabled OFESF to provide training to more than 1,000 Ohio fire officers over the past 11 years, Wright said.
The annual award honors an individual or group that has performed outstanding services to the Ohio fire Chiefs Association, OFESF and the Ohio fire service in general, Wright said.
Along with grants from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Dominion Energy Ohio also provides additional real-world training by opening its employee Fire School training to help firefighters learn to extinguish a variety of natural gas fires under controlled conditions.
Dominion Energy Ohio trainers also travel to an average of two area departments monthly to provide general natural gas safety and carbon monoxide awareness information to firefighters.
"The people of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and Dominion Energy Ohio truly believe that a strong relationship is beneficial to the fire departments and the communities that we all serve," said Ben Kroeck, senior philanthropy coordinator.
Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Dominion Energy Ohio is a unit of Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion Energy has a portfolio of approximately 26,200 megawatts of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion Energy operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 1 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers. For more information, visit www.DominionEnergy.com.
SOURCE Dominion Energy Ohio
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