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Nicor Gas, Local Fire Departments Partner to Educate Public on Natural Gas Safety

NAPERVILLE – Sept. 11, 2017 – In its ongoing effort to raise awareness of natural gas and promote safety in the communities it serves, Nicor Gas will offer its natural gas safety program at 54 fire department open houses across northern Illinois. The annual public education events, which will run from Sept. 9 to Oct. 15, focus on ways residents can protect themselves and their families. It also coincides with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8 – 14).

For 12 years, Nicor Gas has worked together with various fire departments to provide safety information to residents and educate them on natural gas safety in and around the home. At the events, Nicor Gas volunteers will provide kid-friendly demonstrations and important tips and tools to ensure that families know what to do in the unlikely event of a natural gas emergency. Display tables featuring hands-on activities will engage children about natural gas, its origin, use, and safety tips. Participants can learn about the Nicor Gas energySMART program, as well as energy assistance programs. 

For additional information about the fire Department Open Houses or gas safety tips, please visit www.nicorgas.com/safety. Children also can visit the kids’ natural gas safety page at www.nicorgas.com/Sniffy.

The following is a schedule of the upcoming Nicor Gas safety events:

Date & Time

Fire Department

Location

Sat., Sept. 9

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Palatine Rural Fire Department

35 Ela Road

Inverness, IL 60010

Sun., Sept. 10

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Roselle Fire Department

100 East Maple

Roselle, IL 60172

Sat., Sept. 16

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North Main Fire Protection District

9301 N. Potter Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

Sun., Sept. 17

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grand Ridge Fire Department

5 E. Main Street

Grand Ridge, IL 61325

Sat., Sept. 23

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Marseilles Fire Department

205 Lincoln Street

Marseilles, IL 61341

Sat., Sept. 23

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stillman Fire Protection District

200 S. Rural Street

Stillman Valley, IL 61084

Sun., Sept. 24

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Riverside Fire Department

57 Pine Avenue

Riverside, IL 60546

Sat., Sept. 30

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

East Joliet Fire Protection District

911 S. Briggs Street

Joliet, IL 60433

Sat., Sept. 30

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Plainfield Fire Protection District

23806 W. 135th Street

Plainfield, IL 60544

Sat., Sept. 30

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lemont Fire Prevention

15900 New Avenue

Lemont, IL 60439

Sat., Sept. 30

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Schaumburg Fire Department

1000 West Schaumburg Rd.

Schaumburg, IL 60195

Wed., Oct. 4

5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Warrenville FPD

3S472 Batavia Road

Warrenville, IL 60555

Wed., Oct. 4

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Family Health & Safety Fair

Sports Hub

250 Civic Center Plaza

Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Sat., Oct. 7

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Pleasantview Fire Protection District

1970 Plainfield Road

LaGrange Highlands

IL 60525

Sat., Oct. 7

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Alsip Fire Department

11900 S. Laramie

Alsip, IL 60803

Sat., Oct. 7

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company

524 Pennsylvania Avenue

Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Sat., Oct. 7

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Crete Township Fire Protection District

26730 S. Stoney Island

Crete, IL 60417

Sat., Oct. 7

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hanover Park Fire Department

6850 Barrington Road

Hanover Park, IL 60133

Sat., Oct. 7

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Palatine Fire Department

220 W. Illinois Ave.

Palatine, IL 60067

Sat., Oct. 7

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Streamwood Fire Department

1204 S. Park Avenue

Streamwood, IL 60107

Sat., Oct 7

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Addison Fire Protection District

666 S. Vista

Addison, IL 60101

Sat., Oct. 7

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Westmont Fire Department

6015 S. Cass Avenue

Westmont, IL 60559

Sat., Oct. 7

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Huntley Fire Protection District

11808 Coral Street

Huntley, IL 60142

Sat., Oct. 7

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tinley Park Fire Department

17355 68th Court

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Sun., Oct. 8

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lisle Woodridge Fire District

7393 Woodridge Drive

Woodridge, IL 60517

Sun., Oct. 8

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Richmond Fire Department

5601 Hunter Drive

Richmond, IL 60071

Sun., Oct. 8

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Posen Fire Department

2440 Walter Zimny Drive

Posen, IL 60469

Sun., Oct. 8

8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Amboy Fire Protection District

25 N. East Avenue

Amboy, IL 61310

Sun., Oct. 8

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Belvidere Fire Department

123 S. State Street

Belvidere, IL 61008

Sun., Oct. 8

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ottawa Fire Department

301 West Lafayette Street

Ottawa, IL 61350

Sun., Oct. 8

7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

North Palos Fire Protection District

10629 S. Roberts Road

Palos Hills, IL 60465

Sun., Oct. 8

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cherry Valley Fire Protection District

4919 Blackhawk Road

Cherry Valley, IL 61109

Mon., Oct. 9

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Western Springs Fire Department

4353 Wolf Road

Western Springs, IL 60558

Wed., Oct. 11

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Downers Grove Fire Department

6701 Main Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fri., Oct. 13

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

South Chicago Heights Fire Department

185 W. Sauk Trail

South Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Sat., Oct. 14

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Northbrook Fire Department

1840 Shermer Road

Northbrook, IL 60062

Sat., Oct 14

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Channahon Fire Protection District

24929 S. Center Street

Channahon, IL 60410

Sat., Oct 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Park Forest Fire Department

156 Indianwood Blvd

Park Forest, IL 60466

Sat., Oct. 14

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Harvey Fire Department

15600 Center Avenue

Harvey, IL 60426

Sat., Oct. 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lynwood Fire Department

3107 Glenwood Dyer Road

Lynwood, IL 60411

Sat., Oct 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

River Forest Fire Department

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

Sat., Oct. 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hinsdale Fire Department

121 Symonds Drive

Hinsdale, IL 60521

Sat., Oct. 14

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Villa Park Fire Department

1440 S. Ardmore

Villa Park, IL 60181

Sat., Oct. 14

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Crystal Lake Fire Department

100 W. Woodstock Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Sat., Oct. 14

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Crestwood Fire Department

 

Nathan Hale Middle School

5220 West 135th Street

Crestwood, IL 60445

Sat., Oct. 14

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Willow Springs Fire Department

8529 Willow Springs Road

Willow Springs, IL 60480

Sat., Oct. 14

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Bristol Kendall Fire Department

103 East Beaver Street

Yorkville, IL 60560

Sat., Oct. 14

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

St. Charles Fire Department

112 N. Riverside Avenue

St. Charles, IL 60174

Sat., Oct 14

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Romeoville Fire Prevention Bureau

698 N. Birch Lane

Romeoville, IL 60446

Sat., Oct. 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Naperville Fire Department

1380 Aurora Avenue

Naperville, IL 60540

Sun., Oct. 15

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Elk Grove Village Fire Department

101 Biesterfield Road

Elk Gove Village, IL 60007

Sat., Oct. 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rockford Fire Department

2323 Sawyer Road

Rockford, IL 61101

Sat., Oct. 15

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

McHenry Fire Protection District

3610 W. Elm Street

McHenry, IL 60050

Sun., Oct. 15

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Elmhurst Fire Department

601 S. York Road

Elmhurst, IL 60126


About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company.  Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.6 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at www.southerncompanygas.com.

 

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