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Nicor Gas Partners with Local Fire Departments to Promote Natural Gas Safety

More than 50 events will be held throughout September, October coinciding with National Fire Prevention Week

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Sept. 20, 2018 – Ensuring the safety of every family Nicor Gas serves is the company’s highest priority. In an effort to increase awareness of natural gas safety, Nicor Gas is partnering with local fire departments in 53 communities across its northern Illinois service territory. The annual public education program, now in its 13th year, will run through the end of October and coincides with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13).

Nicor Gas volunteers will share important tips and tools to ensure families know what to do in the unlikely event of a natural gas emergency. The booth is interactive, so even the youngest of attendees can learn safety tips. Participants can also learn more about the Nicor Gas energySMART program, as well as other energy assistance programs. 

The schedule of upcoming Nicor Gas fire department open house events is below. To learn more about natural gas safety, visit nicorgas.com/safety. Safety activities for children can also be found at nicorgas.com/sniffy.

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Palatine Rural Fire Protection District: 35 Ela Road, Palatine, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9

  • Burlington Community Fire Protection District: 401 Park St., Burlington, 1 – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Marseilles Fire Department: 205 Lincoln St., Marseilles, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22

  • Buffalo Grove Fire Department: 109 E. Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • Des Plaines Fire Department: 130 E. Thacker St., Des Plaines, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Huntley Fire Protection District: 11808 Coral St., Huntley, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Plainfield Fire Protection District:  23806 W. 135th St., Plainfield, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Niles Fire Department: 8360 W. Dempster St., Niles, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Naperville Fire Department: 1380 Aurora Ave., Naperville, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Ottawa Fire Department: La Salle and Madison streets, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • Roselle Fire Department: 100 E. Maple Ave., Roselle, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

  • Tinley Park Fire Department: 17355 68th Court, Tinley Park, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Schaumburg Fire Department: 950 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 11 a.m. – 2p.m.
  • Clarendon Hills Fire Department: 316 Park Ave., Clarendon Hills, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Minooka Fire Department: 7901 E. Minooka Road, Minooka, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Hazel Crest Fire Department: 2903 W. 175th St., Hazel Crest, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Bensenville Fire Protection District: 500 S. York Road, Bensenville, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire Department: 7550 Lyman Ave., Darien, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • Belvidere Fire Department: 123 S. State St., Belvidere, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Evanston Fire Department: 1817 Washington St., Evanston, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • West Chicago Fire Department: 200 Freemont St., West Chicago, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Cissna Park Fire Department: 206 N. 2nd St., Cissna Park, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Lake Zurich Fire Department: 321 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Mokena Fire Department: 19853 S. Wolf Road, Mokena, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Peotone Fire Protection District: 7550 W. Joliet Road, Peotone, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8

  • Western Springs Fire Department: 4353 Wolf Road, Western Springs, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

  • Downers Grove Fire Department: 6701 Main St., Downers Grove, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12

  • Crete Fire Department: 524 W. Exchange St., Crete, 5 – 8 p.m.
  • Beecher Fire Department: 711 Penfield St., Beecher, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • St. Charles Fire Department: 112 N. Riverside Drive, St. Charles, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Harlem Roscoe Fire Protection District: 10544 Main St., Roscoe, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Schiller Park Fire Department: 9526 Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Northbrook Fire Department: 1840 Shermer Road, Northbrook, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department: 100 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Glen Ellyn Fire Department: 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Channahon Fire Department: 24929 Center St., Channahon, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Elk Grove Village Fire Department: 101 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Rolling Meadows Fire Department: 2455 Plum Grove Road, Rolling Meadows, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Lemont Fire Protection District: 15900 New Ave., Lemont, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • River Forest Fire Department: 400 Park Ave., River Forest, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Northlake Fire Department: 118 E. Parkview Drive, Northlake, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Elgin Fire Department: 650 Big Timber Road, Elgin, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Prospect Heights Fire Protection District: 10 E. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • Byron Fire Department: 123 N. Franklin St., Byron, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Manteno Fire Department: 13 S. Walnut St., Manteno, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Elmhurst Fire Department: 601 S. York St., Elmhurst, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • North Palos Fire Protection District: 10629 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • McHenry Township Fire Protection District: 3710 Johnsburg Road, Jonhsburg, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Dolton Fire Department: 14022 Park Ave., Dolton 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • La Grange Park Fire Department: 447 N. Catherine Ave., La Grange Park, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Hoffman Estates Fire Department: 225 Flagstaff Lane, Hoffman Estates, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sycamore Fire Department: 2100 Frantum Road, Sycamore, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • Grayslake Fire Department: 160 Hawley St., Grayslake, 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
About Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is one of four 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 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and 774,000 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 www.southerncompanygas.com. 

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