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Shakopee Fire receives grant for safety equipment

CenterPoint Energy awards $2,000 community partnership grant

Post Date:08/14/2019 11:26 am

Men standing in front of fire truck shaking hands with a checkCenterPoint Energy’s Community Partnership Grant Program recently awarded the Shakopee Fire Department a $2,000 grant. The funds will be used to purchase QRAE 3 wireless gas monitoring equipment to better serve the community. 

The four wireless gas monitors will provide detection and monitoring of oxygen, combustibles and toxic gases (e.g., carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide). By delivering real-time readings and alarm status, the monitors will allow firefighters to identify dangerous gases before they become deadly.

“At CenterPoint Energy, our top priority is to encourage safety awareness and safe practices in our communities. We are pleased that through our matching grant program, we are able to help cities leverage local resources to purchase needed safety equipment, training or provide financial support for important safety-related projects,” said Diane Englet, senior director of Community Relations for CenterPoint Energy. “Through these types of grant programs, we are able to stay connected with our emergency officials and aid them in keeping our neighbors and communities safe.” 

Since 2003, through its Community Partnership Grant Program, CenterPoint Energy has contributed over $1.8 million dollars in donations to communities for safety initiatives. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, please visit CenterPointEnergy.com/community.

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