Apr 9, 2019
Build Strong supports local first responder organizations by offering the tools and resources communities need to go home safely, every day.
These important relationships with fire departments, emergency medical services, police stations and search and rescue programs also prepare us, so we can keep our infrastructure safe and respond quickly if needed.
“Having this fire training facility allows us to do all that hands-on training,” says Rob Krause, Chief of the Burns Lake Fire Department.
“It’s teaching people to do the same thing, the same way, under pressure. So that we do it right and we do it safely.”
"Since the end of January, we’ve had a minimum of 15 cardiac events," says Jim Risley, Chief of the Renovo Fire Department.
"This device will help keep our community safe and I can't thank TransCanada enough for their investment," says Risley.
Help build strong responders in your community.
Apply for funding under our safety focus area if your organization aligns with one of the following categories:
First Responders: we support first responder organizations through in-kind donations and grants so they can purchase equipment and training
Emergency Preparedness: we invest in organizations that offer pipeline emergency preparedness and response training programs
Natural Disasters: we support organizations that offer preparation and disaster response programs to ensure the safety and readiness of TransCanada employees and/or community members in the event of a natural disaster
Safety Education: we support organizations that offer awareness and education programs to enhance safe community practices
More than 26,000 volunteer hours logged in 2018
$22.5 million donated to more than 1,600 non-profit organizations in 2018
Over $2.7 million in employee and matched company donations
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