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Nicor Gas, local fire departments team up to promote natural gas safety

The public education program is now in its 16th year and coincides with National Fire Prevention Week.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Sept. 29, 2021 – Nicor Gas is committed to the safety of every customer and community it serves and will partner with local fire departments across its northern Illinois service territory for an annual public education program. This year marks the 16th year for the natural gas safety awareness campaign that will run through the end of October, coinciding with National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 3-9). 

Nicor Gas volunteers will share important information and resources to help families know how to respond in the unlikely event of a natural gas emergency. Even the youngest of attendees can learn safety tips through this interactive demonstration.

Participating fire department open house events include: 

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Naperville Fire Department: 1380 Aurora Ave., Naperville, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 30

  • Broadview Fire Department: 2400 25th Ave., Broadview, 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • Bartlett Fire Protection District: 234 N. Oak Ave., Bartlett, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Lockport Township Fire Protection District: 19623 Renwick Road, Lockport, noon to 4 p.m.

  • Schaumburg Fire Department: 950 W. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Westmont Fire Department: 6015 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3

  • Manteno Community Fire Protection District: 13 S. Walnut St., Manteno, noon to 2 p.m.

  • Streamwood Fire Department: 1204 S. Park Ave., Streamwood, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

  • Downers Grove Fire Station 5: 6701 Main St., Downers Grove, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Warrenville Fire Protection District: 3s472 Batavia Road, Warrenville, 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8

  • Beecher Fire Protection District: 711 Penfield St., Beecher, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9

  • Addison Fire Protection District: 666 S. Vista Ave., Addison, noon to 3 p.m.

  • Elk Grove Village Fire Department: 101 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, noon to 3 p.m.

  • La Grange Park Fire Department: 447 N. Catherine Ave., La Grange Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • North Park Fire Department: 2191 Harlem Road, Loves Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Plainfield Fire Protection District: 23806 135th St., Plainfield, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • River Forest Fire Department: 400 Park Ave., River Forest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Byron Fire Protection District: 123 N Franklin St., Byron, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Hoffman Estates Fire Department: 225 Flagstaff Lane, Hoffman Estates, 1-4 p.m.

To learn more about natural gas safety, visit nicorgas.com/safety

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 nicorgas.com.

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 4.3 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 666,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Golz
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